Caleb Rozar is another college football prospect from the middle portion of the Volunteer State that’s hopping on recruiting boards across the Southeast.
The Dickson County High School junior knows plenty about the program at Tennessee and has trained with many mid-state talents for TN Select 7v7 and National Playmakers Academy.
The Scout three-star prospect from the 2017 class attended the Arkansas-Tennessee game at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville back on Oct. 3.
“I’ve been to UT a lot,” Rozar told InsideTennessee. “I know a lot of players like Josh Malone, Jalen Reeves-Maybin — I went to his high school. I know Jack Jones, Kyle Phillips, Vincent Perry…I could keep going, I know a lot of them. I’ve just been to the campus a lot. They’ve got crazy fans. You don’t see nothin’ like it when I go to other SEC schools.”
Rozar believes cornerback is and will be his best position because of “just my length and how physical I am.”
“I’ve never really played it before, but I just have a natural ability at it,” the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder said.
The former Northeast High School pass-catcher has heard from relatives that a different positional home may be best.
“My Dad was telling me about outside linebacker, but really I just want to play cornerback,” said Rozar, who looks up to Deion Sanders and Richard Sherman.
Kentucky knocked down the door first with an offer to Rozar as a wide receiver but it sounds like the Wildcats staff would like to have him in the secondary as well.
“Always dreamed of playing in an SEC environment and then finally getting an offer from an SEC school is pretty big and everybody in town looking to you because you got an SEC offer. Everybody sees you doing big things; it just feels really good. It makes you work harder,” Rozar said.
Mississippi State and North Carolina are his other offers. Duke and Vanderbilt may step up soon. Nebraska recently cranked up its interest.
“It’s a lot of pressure at times because everybody wants to see how good you really are,” Rozar said. “It just makes you work harder, makes you want to dominate everybody more.
“What I’m working on for my senior year is just becoming more of a vocal leader. I know that’s kind of what I lacked junior year. I just want to be more vocal and be a leader for everybody. That started working in the weightroom and everything.”
Rozar plans to be in Chapel Hill for a junior day on Feb. 20.