Da' Rick Rogers has strength, speed and an amazing ability to go up and get the ball. There is no one better when the ball is in the air. He attacks the ball the way you want your wide receivers to attack the ball. He has untapped potential that we haven't even seen at this stage of his career.
Most recently his top three was thought to have been Florida, Georgia and Alabama. That was the case up until a few weeks ago until Alabama was replaced by Mississippi State and new head coach Dan Mullen. I won't go into detail on why Alabama was dropped from his top three but let's say, in my opinion, it is because of those reasons they won't be under any kind of serious consideration moving forward.
Rogers has yet to travel to Florida to see what the Gators have to offer and likewise the Gators have yet to travel to Calhoun High School to see what Rogers has to offer in person. Look for that to change very quickly. Rogers plans to camp at Florida over the summer with quarterback teammate Nash Nance. While Nance does not have an offer from the Gators at this time he does hold offers from two SEC programs with Mississippi State and Vandy both extending offers his way.
Georgia has put the full court press on Rogers and will continue to do so with him being in-state. State will push the angle that Nance can come in with his best friend and vice versa. Will it be enough to sway Rogers to end up in Starkville? Who knows but there is some interest from Rogers on playing with Nance at the next level.
It remains to be seen what Florida will do if they decide to take another quarterback at the end of the day and I am certain that he won't get an offer from Georgia with them taking two players at that position last year. If Georgia does offer Nance it will be nothing more than window dressing at this point in time.
Much has been made about Rogers and his recent interview stating that it was Florida, Georgia and Mississippi State at the top. One thing I can assure you on at this time is that Rogers has a very very high interest in the Gators and has yet to step on campus and Florida has yet to step foot on the Calhoun campus but that will quickly change by both parties moving forward. Once they do we will have a better understanding on what lies ahead for the talented wide receiver prospect. Right now based on everything that I know I believe that Florida is the team to beat with Rogers but again the key will be to get him on campus which he says will happen shortly.
My Take: Da'Rick Rogers
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