The Great Lake State was a key part of Minnesota’s recruiting success in last year’s class signing three players and look to continue that momentum into this recruiting cycle. They have their sights on another talented Michigander in Warren (MI.) De La Salle Collegiate junior inside linebacker Eric Rogers and plan on visiting him soon.
“Minnesota has spoken to me a little,” Rogers told GopherDigest. “They are suppose to be coming to my school to visit me soon. I’ve spoken with (assistant recruiting coordinator) John Schaekel. He just informed me that they are very interested in me and they will be in the school to see me. They are very excited to recruit me.”
The 6-1, 230-pound physical linebacker checks in as the No. 28 ranked inside linebacker in the nation and a three star recruit by Scout. Still, he is looking for that opportunity to compete in the Big Ten conference and would be excited if given the shot at Minnesota.
“I am very interested,” said Rogers. “I would love the opportunity to play Big Ten football. Coach Kill is doing great to make the program elite. It would be HUGE (if Minnesota offered). I’ve always wanted to have the opportunity to play in the Big Ten. They are supposed to come and visit me soon, so I’ll settle when I’ll make my trip after I’ve talked to them then.”
Rogers registered 101 tackles with 12 tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions and three forced fumbles as a junior. Many schools have taken notice and is starting to see his college options expanding.