"The biggest thing about Anthony is his tremendous character," said North Little Rock High School head coach Brad Bolding. "He's a leader not only in the school but in the community. He's the kind of example you want on your team and in school if you are a high school coach."
That character showed through in a big way this past season.
"He broke his hand before last season and missed the first six games and had to wear a big cast on his arm the rest of the year," said Bolding.
While that's a perfect example of the type charcter kid he is, you still have to have special talent to play in the SEC. And Coach Bolding believes Rogers has it.
"He's a big, strong, athletic kid who works exceptionally hard in the weight room and looks like an SEC football player," said Bolding. "He's the kind of kid that doesn't have to have a coach in there with him to make him work hard."
And Coach Bolding believes Rogers character will show through as schools become more serious about him.
"He's receiving a lot of attention from other schools like Georgia Tech, Arkansas, Texas, Florida, LSU," said Bolding. "LSU has even sent him a couple of handwritten letters.
"But he's real excited that Mississippi State jumped on him so quick. And I don't see him as a kid that will change his commitment."