Earlier this month, Mike Rogers patiently was waiting on his first scholarship offer. The Class of 2013 wide receiver walked into his coach's office on a Saturday and found out someone was ready to pay for his college education.
"It surprised me," the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder said of Iowa's offer. "I didn't even know they were recruiting me. Their recruiting coordinator, Coach (Eric) Johnson, said they wanted me."
Rogers picked up his second offer last week. Bowling Green came forward with an opportunity for the Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, IN) product.
"Indiana is also showing interest," Rogers said. "I'm going to their spring game on April 14th."
Rogers spoke with Johnson a few days after receiving the Hawkeyes' offer.
"He said they like that I'm a student-athlete," Rogers said. "They liked my highlight tape and can see me being a Hawkeye in the future."
Rogers prides himself on running good routes.
"I can get open for the quarterback," he said.
Rogers attended a junior day at Bowling Green and was hoping to see the school again in the spring.
"I plan to get out to Iowa, too," Rogers said. "I'm going to go out with my coach. I have the SATs on one of the weekends, so we're looking for what would work."
Rogers hasn't decided on a college major. He's considering sports management.
"I'm looking for a place where I can get a great education," Rogers said. "I want to make sure the coaches have a good relationship with the players and I feel comfortable with everyone."