"Kansas is Definitely the Leader"

<p>Kevin Rogers and CJ Miles are both coming to Kansas – on an official visit the same weekend later this month.</p> <p>Oh, and Kevin Rogers says there is a definite leader for his services.</p>

Kevin Rogers confirmed on Thursday night that his visit to Lawrence has been moved up and that he’ll now be touring Allen Fieldhouse with his Team Texas buddy C.J. Miles.

“My Kansas visit was coming up on September 24th, but they moved it up.  I’ll now be there when CJ is there on August 27th .”

Rogers has frequently expressed his interest in playing at the collegiate level with his AAU teammate and says that desire is still very much alive.

“I think it still is,” Rogers admitted. “It’s like we’ve been saying for a while now.  The schools that want him, want me too.  We just have to see what’s best for ourselves and hopefully it’ll match up.”

What’s best for Rogers might be found outside of Lawrence.  The 6-8 PF is also considering Georgia Tech, Arizona, Texas and North Carolina.

“Right now I’m just trying to set up my last two visits with Texas and North Carolina,” Rogers said.

Those visits might not be necessary though, as Rogers admitted the three schools that he’s already booked dates with hold a slight edge over the Longhorns and Tarheels.  But is there a leader amongst those three frontrunners?  Rogers says there is.

“Right now, Kansas is definitely the leader.”

So, what does Rogers hope to find out about his leader later this month?

“I basically just want to see the campus and the Fieldhouse.  I want to meet some of the players and meet the students and stuff like that.”

Bonding with the coaching staff will also be important.  Rogers lists chemistry with the coaches as one of his most important ingredients in picking a program.

“What’s most important to me is being able to play in front of my family.  Playing time and the coaching staff is also key.  I really want to be around a good group of coaches where I feel comfortable.”

Besides KU Coach Bill Self, Georgia Tech’s Paul Hewitt and Arizona’s Lute Olson would make Rogers feel comfortable in their programs and according to the Dallas star, those two coaches have already made impressions.

“Basically, I like the same thing about those two schools (Georgia Tech and Arizona). They get up and down which is my game. The put up a lot of points and they stop people defensively. I like their transition game and I really like both head coaches."

It should be an exciting month ahead for Rogers and his growing list of fans. It all gets started in one week and who knows when it will end? Rogers admitted on Thursday night that at any of his visits (Kansas, Georgia Tech or Arizona) if the feeling was right, he'd be willing to end his recruitment on the spot.

"If I'm there and I really enjoy what I see and how I feel from the coaching staff and around the campus I may just go ahead and commit."

Check back for more very soon as this four-star talent from the Lone Star State.


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