Young MS QB Is Receiving Attention

Brookhaven (MS) Academy junior-to-be quarterback Chandler Rogers has been making the college camp scene this summer and has garnered attention at just about every camp that he has attended.

"I talked to the quarterbacks coach from Southern Miss a little bit," said the personable youngster who has attended camps at Southern Miss, Mississippi State, UAB and Tulane this summer. "He said that I have a good arm but that I need to focus on my footwork. The coaches at Mississippi State really liked my size and my arm. The main thing with them was that I keep working not only with my arm but focus on my footwork. The Tulane coach said about what the others said - I have good size, a good arm but I just need to work on my footwork."

Coaches from two of the colleges told him they would be following his progress over the course of the next two years.

"Mississippi State's coaches said they would be keeping an eye on me and one of the coaches at Tulane said they would be keeping an eye on me," said Chandler Rogers.

Chandler explained why he chose those four college camps.

"I chose those schools mainly because they were in the local area and they would be the kind of schools that I would be interested in going to," said Chandler, an excellent student in the classroom. "My goal is to attend a strong academic college and play football at the next level which has been a dream of mine.

"(And) when I go to school I want to attend medical school and I know that Ole Miss, UAB and Tulane are very good in the medical area."

While Mississippi State doesn't have a medical school, they do have one very important thing going for them.

"I'm kind of a Mississippi State fan at heart," said Chandler.

Chandler has one more camp to attend and he will be through for the summer.

"I'm going to the Manning Passing Camp this Thursday," said the 6-3, 186-pounder who has camp or combine bests of 4.73 in the forty-yard dash, 31 inches in the vertical leap and lifted 155 pounds 18 consecutive times.

Although it's very early in the recruiting process for the talented youngster, he has a very tentative list of five schools that's he interested in.

"Probably my top five schools would be Mississippi State, Ole Miss, UAB, Tulane and Samford," said Chandler who passed for around 2,000 yards and rushed for just over 300 yards as a sophomore.

Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the website, the source for Mississippi State sports on sports network. You can contact him by emailing

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