Rogers Talks Jackets

Smyrna (GA) Campbell athlete remains committed to Central Florida but is strongly considering Georgia Tech. He discusses his latest contact with the Yellow Jackets.

Smyrna (GA) Campbell athlete Mike Rogers has had an interesting recruitment over the last few months. He committed early on to Central Florida but several colleges came through his school to express interest in the three-star prospect.

Despite his commitment to Central Florida, Rogers has showed mutual interest to a few schools, including Georgia Tech. He holds an offer from the Yellow Jackets and was on campus recently for another unofficial visit.

"I was able to meet a couple players," said Rogers. "I got to see the conference room. I met the head coach Paul Johnson. I was able to watch practice also to get a feel for what it's like there."

Meeting the Georgia Tech head coach was the highlight of the trip for Rogers.

"It was the best part," Rogers admitted about meeting Paul Johnson. "He really liked me. He's a real cool dude. He let me know that they want me there bad. Some of his players were even coming up and letting me know that. The other coaches also told me how much they needed me."

Georgia Tech assistant Andy McCollum then left the Georgia Tech campus for an in-home visit with Rogers and his family.

"It was definitely a good time," stated Rogers. "He came and talked to my mom. My mom liked him. He was real cool and straight forward. He re-emphasized how much they wanted me at Georgia Tech. He said I can get a great education and play football there. He broke it down for us and even had statistics prepared. He showed us how many people graduated from there and how successful they had been. He was very prepared."

"Coach McCollum also let me know that it's not as hard as people think it is," Rogers continued. "As long as you put your mind to it, you can succeed. I really trust what he tells me."

The three-star Georgia native gave his overall thoughts on the Yellow Jacket program.

"I like Georgia Tech," Rogers said. "My mom would support my decision if I wanted to play my football in Atlanta. I'm not from Georgia so it will be cool to play there. They almost beat Georgia this year so they're not far off from where they want to be. That's a good thing."

Rogers also informed Scout of his commitment status with Central Florida.

"I am still committed to Central Florida," he clarified. "They are my leader too if that needs cleared up. I would say that Georgia Tech is right there, though. I'll come to a final decision on Signing Day and I'll choose the place that is right for me and my family."

Rogers has not scheduled an official visit to Georgia Tech yet.

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