2012 Intro: Drew Rogers

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Inside Carolina profiles junior Drew Rogers, a 5-foot-8, 184-pound running back from Page High School.

Scouting Report

"Drew has a lot of strength and power," Page head coach Kevin Gillespie said. "Drew can run over you. He can run through you. Very rarely does the first guy bring him down – and one guy doesn't usually doesn't bring him down.

"But he also has good breakaway speed. So when he hits the seam, he's gone.

"He's not a real tall guy, but he plays a lot bigger than his height. He's just physically so strong.

"He has a rare blend. He's not a slasher, he's not just a power guy, he's not just a finesse [running back] – he's a combination and he utilizes that based on what he needs to do."

Prep Career

Rogers is a back-to-back 1,000-yard rusher for Page. As a sophomore, he rushed for 1,162 yards and 16 touchdowns on 141 carries in a pro-I offense. In a spread offense his junior season, Rogers rushed for 1,028 yards and 16 touchdowns on 144 carries.

"We had a lot of difficulties on the O-line and I broke my hand my junior season," Rogers said. "Plus, we were changing offenses."


Rogers is receiving interest from Duke, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Nebraska, North Carolina, Tennessee, UCLA, and Wake Forest.

"A lot of schools are waiting to see his junior film, just because of his height," Gillespie said. "A lot of the D1 guys that talk to me, they're just worried about him blocking at that level with his size. But there's going to be quite a few plays on his highlight tape that shows: one, that block he had on All-American Kris Frost from Butler where he rocks him; and two, several other blocks throughout the season. He can block at that level – it's just going to take coaches to see it."

To help his recruiting stock, Rogers plans on hitting the camping circuit hard this summer.

"I want to get myself out there and show what I can do," Rogers said.

Rogers hasn't mapped out his camping schedule yet, but is strongly considering stops at Clemson, Georgia Tech, and Nebraska.

Rogers has only made two recruiting trips, thus far – both were football games at Duke.

Extra Notes

Growing up, Rogers rooted for LSU. "I like the down south teams and they've had some good ‘backs," Rogers said… Rogers wants to major in engineering in college… Rogers also runs track for Page, participating in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. His personal best time in the 100 is 10.9 seconds.

Video provided by Jason Pughe of AthleteVault.com.

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