"It was a fun game," Rogers told GoBlueWolverine. "I love playing in games like that cause they keep pushing you and pushing you. My performance was so-so. Dropped a touchdown pass and that can't happen. I got to just keep working, keep working on my hand strength, and progressing throughout the season."
At 6'2 and nearly 200 pounds, Rogers is a big play threat at outside receiver for Gateway. With his combination of size and speed, several schools have already come calling—with offers from West Virginia, Rutgers and Toledo.
Michigan is another school that has been in regular contact with Rogers and the interest is more than mutual. Rogers, just a junior, has grown up watching one Wolverine specifically.
"I was actually up for an unofficial visit over the summer," said Rogers. "I love the Wolverines. I grew up watching Denard Robinson. I love how he plays and how he handles himself. I've always been a Michigan fan, so I'd love to get back up there."
Although Rogers's primary recruiter is offensive line coach Darrell Funk, the physical wide out was able to strike up a relationship with his potential future position coach Jeff Hecklinski over the summer.
"When I was up there I was talking to him," said Rogers. "I have a lot of respect for him too. He handles himself very well and I like that about them. They actually seem to care about their players."
"They said that they like getting bigger wide receivers like myself to go make plays," added Rogers. "They said that they want bigger wide receivers to go and spread them out a little bit as a deep down the field threat."
While the Wolverines have yet to extend an offer to Rogers, the coaches did indicate they'd keep their eye on him throughout the season. Rogers is also looking back and likes what he sees out Michigan off the field as well.
"How they prepare the kids for after college or after the NFL," said Rogers. "That's what I like about Michigan, Michigan does that very well. And that's what I'm going to be looking to get into, life after football if things don't work out. So that's what I like about Michigan a lot."
Rogers fall visit schedule is empty as of right now besides one important game he'll be attending in Ann Arbor on October 20th.
"I believe me and Montae (Nicholson) are actually going to go up for the Michigan, Michigan State game," said Rogers. "That's a big game so I cannot wait to see that game. That games going to be like this game we just played."
As for whether or not Michigan holds an advantage in the early stages of this recruitment based on his childhood fandom, Rogers downplayed any notion of a leader.
"Not so far," said Rogers. "I'm just trying to play it safe and pick which ones I want to go to. It's going to be very open and I'm going to look at my options."
To watch GBW's full interview with Rogers, including highlights of him in action against North Allegheny, click play below.