Greg Rogers is trading warmth during spring break for opportunity.
During the next couple days Rogers, a four-star defensive tackle from Las Vegas, will visit a pair of college programs while spending time in Indiana with family. Notre Dame will play host Wednesday while Indiana gets a Thursday visit.
Rogers hopes the trek from Indianapolis to South Bend will result in a new scholarship offer. He’s been talking to the Irish staff for awhile.
“I just want to check out the campus and see what they have to offer,” Rogers said. “Definitely want to sit down and talk to the coaches. I’m hoping they extend an offer to me. That’s one of my dream schools that I’m really looking at and I’ve been waiting to get an offer from. Hopefully they extend it. I want the coaches to see me and let them know I’m serious about their program.”
Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, BYU, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA, UNLV, USC, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Washington State are among the programs to already offer.
Should Notre Dame enter the mix, it would potentially cause some movement among contenders.
“I could definitely see them as one of my frontrunners,” Rogers said. “For sure. That’d be big time. They’d be one of my frontrunners for sure based on the fact of them extending an offer, just how the program has been run and how great the program is.”
Joining the offer list could also come at an important time as the 6-foot-4, 298-pound prospect wants to narrow his list.
Rogers wants to see UCLA and USC in the spring and summer. He’s also without any formal list of leaders, although that will soon change. Getting down to a top five is something Rogers has been thinking about.
“I think that I’m coming up on making a top five pretty soon,” he said. “That’s coming pretty soon. I’ve been talking to my family about it. I’m ready to make a top five list or a top six list pretty soon.”
Rogers will make more visits, but figuring out where certain programs, like Notre Dame, stand in terms of offers is the next important step. He wants to know who’s really in play before ruling programs out.
“I definitely want to see where they stand (Wednesday),” Rogers said. “And see what they have and what their standing would be in the recruiting process.”