Rogers getting a hang of the process

After seeing his older brother go through recruiting, now the Warren De La Salle LB is a part of it. He talks his summer camp experiences and what he took away heading into his junior year.

Warren (Mich.) De La Salle’s Eric Rogers has seen the recruiting process up close before, but having the experience for himself has opened his eyes.

”I had an older brother that went through this whole recruiting process and I didn’t really understand it at a young age,” he said. “Now, I’m understanding how it all goes.”

The junior linebacker, whose brother, James, played at Michigan and for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has seen his recruitment bring in interest from Big Ten and MAC schools and beyond.

In-state schools Michigan and Michigan State have been in touch, as have the likes of Florida State, Auburn, Cincinnati, NC State, Nebraska and many others.

He already camped at Michigan and MSU and will be headed to another this month – likely Florida State.

The 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker said he felt like things were alright when he camped at Michigan State.

“The camp went alright,” he said. “It was one of my lesser performances. It was actually the first camp that I went to and I felt like I did alright, but I could have performed better.”

Rogers said he felt like he showed well in one on ones and 7 on 7s, but struggled a little bit in the footwork drills and with change of direction after coming off a knee injury.

“One thing that I learned from them is that I definitely need to work on more change of direction and stuff like that,” he said. “One of the things the coaches were telling me was just keep working.

”It was more of them telling me to keep working on my footwork type things and less football things.”

Rogers already was familiar with East Lansing, having come up for a visit for the Michigan game last season.

”I remember just loving the visit, coming up to Michigan State for that game,” he said. “It was by far the best visit I went on. I love the atmosphere around Michigan State and the football facility, seeing the players and the coaches.”

But as he goes through the process, he is happy to have an older brother to lean on for advice.

”That’s my go-to guy for everything about all this stuff,” Rogers said. “He just keeps telling me to pay attention to what school offers the best education and what school is going to make a better fit for me.”

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