Did Louisville visit sway Rogers?

Georgia commitment Deon Rogers visited Louisville this weekend and the Cardinals were working hard to sway him north to the Big East. Did the visit help Louisville's cause with the three-star linebacker from Treasure Coast HS in Florida?

Georgia linebacker commitment Deon Rogers is seriously considering Louisville after visiting the Cardinals this weekend.

"It went real good I enjoyed myself a bunch," Rogers said. "I met all the coaches and I was really happy that Charlie Strong went there. I had a relationship with him already and met him a couple times. I'm impressed with their coaching staff. They have a good coaching staff. I bonded with the players and I had a good time there. Another good thing is I went with my teammate so that was another plus."

Rogers made his official visit to Louisville with teammate Steve Funderburk. Funderburk said he's close to committing to the Cardinals. Did the visit do anything to change Rogers mind about his commitment to Georgia?

"I had a good time but I'll probably keep that to myself," Rogers said.

Charlie Strong made it clear to Rogers that he's a wanted man for Louisville. Strong told the 6'3, 205-pound three-star linebacker that he could play immediately for the Cardinals.

"He told me he liked me because I went to his camp Friday Night Lights and he was really recruiting me and my teammate Jeff Luc," said Rogers. "He really wants me to come there and he thinks that I can make a quick impact on the program. He wants me to come to Louisville a lot. He said I can make a quick impact because I'm real fast and I have a nose for the ball."

How big of a factor will early playing time be in Rogers' decision?

"That would be good but I'm really looking for a place that I feel comfortable," Rogers said. "It's a plus that I could play as a freshman. That's every players dream."

With his visit to Louisville over Rogers has a busy week coming up. Georgia is coming to see him Monday and Louisville plans to visit him Thursday. Rogers also still has one more visit to Mississippi State scheduled on Jan. 29.


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