Rogers Hitting Road

DeJuan Rogers sets out on a camp tour this summer in hopes of building his offer list. The 2013 DB from Detroit Cass is planning to make stops at Iowa, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin. Get the latest on his recruitment in this update.

Iowa is bringing in two players from Detroit's Cass Tech in the 2012 recruiting class and has a verbal commitment in the '13 group. The Hawkeyes have their eyes focused on another standout player from the prep power.

DeJuan Rogers is hoping for an Iowa offer.

"I just talked to (Hawkeye Assistant) Coach (Darrell) Wilson (Sunday night)," the 2013 cornerback said. "He was saying that they really like my film and that they're still recruiting me. He wants me to come to the camp. Even if I'm not able to make it for the camp, it won't be a problem. I'm still one of their top guys."

Cass graduates Ruben Lile and Laron Taylor will be true freshmen at Iowa this coming season. Safety Delano Hill, a '13, is verbally committed to the Hawkeyes.

"I'm real interested in Iowa," Rogers said. "That's the main reason I'm going to camp there. I like whatever schools like me."

Rogers reports scholarship offers from Buffalo, Syracuse, Toledo, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan and Western Michigan. In addition to 7-on-7 tournaments with Cass this summer, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound defensive back expects to attend the Sound Mind, Sound Body Camp and team camps at Iowa, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin.

"Recruiting is going real good for me," Rogers said. "I'm getting a lot of interest from a couple of the bigger schools, Big Ten schools and the Big East. I should have a few more offers coming in soon."

In the spring, Rogers visited Wisconsin, Iowa, Toledo, Eastern and Central Michigan.

"I want to go somewhere that can possibly get me to the next level; somewhere that I can be comfortable at that feels like home," Rogers said of choosing a school. "I want to go somewhere where I can get a degree; a place where I can see myself even if I wasn't going to play football."

Rogers plans to study criminal justice in college.

"I think I'm a well-rounded player," he said. "I tackle well. I cover well. I recognize things. If there's one thing I do best, I would say tackling. A lot of DBs can't really tackle that good. I think I do."

Rogers reports a 4.6-second, 40-yard dash. He said most schools see him as a corner, but a few of them are considering him at safety. The Hawkeyes are recruiting him as a corner.

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