New leader for Eli Rogers

Louisville assistant Clint Hurtt made in-home visits Tuesday with Miami Northwestern teammates Eli Rogers and Teddy Bridgewater. Hurtt made a strong impression on Rogers, who named a new leader in his recruitment Wednesday. has the scoop, including the latest on a possible official visit for the Miami duo.

Louisville assistant Clint Hurtt made in-home visits Tuesday with Miami Northwestern teammates Eli Rogers, a three-star wide receiver and Teddy Bridgewater, a five-star quarterback prospect.

Hurtt made a big impression on Rogers, who told Wednesday that Louisville has moved to the top of his list of favorites.

"Louisville is definitely at the top," Rogers said. "I'm considering Cincinnati and UCF, but Louisville is my leader. [Louisville] is giving me the most contact and they're interested in me the most. Coach Hurtt coming to see me in my house showed me they're pretty serious about me."

Louisville also made an in-home visit with five-star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Louisville is trying to sell Rogers and Bridgewater on the chance to re-team with former Northwestern standouts Michaelee Harris and Corvin Lamb at Louisville.

"He told me a couple things that opened my eyes even more [about Louisville]," Rogers said. "He talked about having Michaelee Harris and Corvin Lamb there already and how it was like home and he said with me and possibly Teddy [Bridgewater] we could take over the Big East."

"I'm very interested in Louisville," added Rogers.

Harris and Lamb, who both signed with Louisville last year, were high school teammates of Rogers and Bridgewater. Harris sat out this season with a knee injury, while Lamb is expected to re-enroll at UofL this spring after failing to qualify academically. Rogers spoke with Bridgewater about his meeting with Hurtt and said the 6-foot-3 quarterback is seriously considering Louisville.

"He's interested, too, they're [Lousiville] one of his top schools," said Rogers.

While Rogers and Bridgewater didn't schedule a visit to Louisville while Hurtt was in town, the duo might visit UofL next week.

"I have a visit set up to Cincinnati next week but we'll see how things go," Rogers said.

Rogers said both he and his family favor him leaving the state to attend college.

"They think it would be best for me because of my background, they think it would be best to get away," said Rogers. "I'm 100 percent behind that because I want to get our of Miami. I don't want to stay here for college."

Rogers is rated one of the Top 70 wide receiver prospects nationally. Bridgewater, who is verbally committed to Miami, is the third-rated quarterback prospect nationally.

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