Rogers Starting To Take Off

Reggie Rogers made quite an impression last season as a sophomore two-way starter at Akron Firestone, playing both safety and wide receiver. He also looked good last Saturday at the Raw Talent Sports combine in Cleveland.

Reggie Rogers is certainly a prospect of note in Ohio for the class of 2015, and he is coming off an impressive sophomore season at Akron Firestone, where he starred on both sides of the football.

Rogers, 6-foot, 180-pounds, was in Cleveland last weekend for the Raw Talent Sports combine and impressed with his coverage skills and quick feet.

"I think I'm a lot better in coverage now, and last year I really improved from my freshman year," Rogers stated. "I got better at both covering receivers and my tackling ability last year, and I plan on being even better this year. I'm still learning to play lower in both my tackling and in my back pedal."

Following a move to Massillon after the first of the year, Rogers will suit up for the Tigers in his next two football seasons. He is excited about the change.

"I've been there a few weeks now and I love everything about Massillon," he explained. "They welcomed me with open arms, and it's just a different environment coming from the Akron City League. The weight training is so different, and it's going to make me a lot better player."

"I'm very comfortable being there, and the coaches and players have been great to me," he added. "I love being in the school with my new classmates and teachers, and this is going to be a real positive experience for me. I played against them last year and I was so hyped playing at Massillon, so I was pretty fired up when I scored two touchdowns on them."

Although his recruitment has not really taken off yet, Rogers is going to be one of the highest rated 2015 prospects in Ohio.

"I've spoken to Mike Vrabel at Ohio State and he's a real cool guy," Rogers said. "I've also talked with Michigan and Michigan State a little bit. I've never visited anywhere yet, but I'm planning on going to a bunch of camps this summer to different schools."

"My two favorite schools would be Ohio State and Michigan, and I would love to have offers from schools like that some day," he continued. "I'm also interested in Tennessee and some other SEC schools. I don't care what position I play at the next level at all, and I would be willing to do whatever my coaches ask me to do."

Scout Football Top Stories