So was Tennessee standout freshman wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers.
Miami (FL) Northwestern standout Eli Rogers hopes he's the next Under Armour All-American to star in college. A Louisville commitment, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Rogers has impressed analysts like Scout.com's Andrew Bone in practice this week leading up to Wednesday's 7 pm Under Armour All-American game on ESPN.
"The one receiver who really stood out to me today [in practice] was Louisville commitment Eli Rogers," Bone said. "Rogers was the most consistent catching passes and finding a pocket to sit in for the ball."
A former Miami commit, Rogers recently decided he'll join five-star teammate Teddy Bridgewater at Louisville. A three-star prospect, Rogers is rated the No. 63 wide receiver nationally.
"What really impressed me with Rogers was the way he was running his routes," said Bone. "He does a great job of creating separation and leaving guys with their feet stuck in the ground. He isn't very big and isn't the fastest player on the field but is a great receiver because of his route running skills, hands and ability to create separation."
Though he may not be the fastest receiver in the Under Armour game, Rogers could step in next season and help Charlie Strong's team right away because he has great hands and runs sharp routes. He's proving this week he's tough to cover and makes plays when the ball heads his way.
"I think Louisville is getting a very good player," Bone said.