Late December Decision?

Eli Rogers is taking his first official visit today to Louisville. He says the Cardinals are recruiting him the hardest. "They're coming up and said I could play early there," Rogers said. "They always have a great offense and they like to air the ball out. I think it would be a good opportunity to show people what I can do." Next weekend, Dec. 17, he'll probably be visiting Cincinnati.


Eli Rogers, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound three-star wide receiver from Northwestern High School in Miami, Fla., will be taking his first official visit today to Louisville. He says the Cardinals are recruiting him the hardest.

"They're coming up and said I could play early there," Rogers said about Louisville. "They always have a great offense and they like to air the ball out. I think it would be a good opportunity to show people what I can do."

Rogers had a recent in-home visit from Cardinals defensive line coach/recruiting coordinator Clint Hurtt. "We talked about my visit and what it was going to be like," he said. "He also kept talking about the opportunity I'd have there and how I'd get to play."

Ranked as the No. 63 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, Rogers still denies a leader but favors Louisville, LSU, UCF and Cincinnati. All have offered except the Tigers.

"They're still talking to me," he said about LSU. "They asked for some more senior film and I'll be sending that soon. They'd definitely be on top if they offered.

"LSU is a great program and I loved the campus when I went there," he said. "I felt very comfortable."

Next weekend, Dec. 17, he'll probably be visiting Cincinnati. "It's not set yet, but that's the date we're talking about," he said. "I really like the Cincinnati offense…it's a great place for a receiver."

Rogers says he plans on making a decision by the end of December and may not take an official visit to Central Florida. "They need receivers, so I could play early there too," he said about the Golden Knights.

"I want a school where I can talk to the coach one-on-one about anything," he said. "I just want an opportunity to succeed."

Rogers finished his senior season (9-2) with over 50 receptions for around 700 yards and three touchdowns.

He reports a 2.3 core GPA and a 21 ACT.



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