2017 Defensive Lineman Josh Rogers Talks SMU, Illinois Offers, Plus New Interest

HOUSTON -- SMU and Illinois were the first to offer 2017 defensive lineman Josh Rogers, who's hearing from several new schools.

The above video features an interview with 2017 defensive lineman Josh Rogers from Houston Christian High School at this past Sunday's Nike The Opening Houston at Delmar Stadium.

Rogers got his first two offers from SMU and Illinois, which he discusses in the interview. He also talks about the programs that he's started hearing from more, including BaylorHoustonOklahoma State and Texas.

To learn more, check out the above video.


Rogers is a tall, long-armed, big-framed defensive lineman with experience playing both end and tackle in a primarily even-front scheme at Houston Christian.

Rogers said he measured 6-foot-4 1/2, 279 pounds at The Opening Houston. Rogers is the type of defensive lineman who could wind up at different spots along the front depending on the scheme in which he plays in college.

For now, Scout ranks him as the No. 10 defensive end in the state of Texas. He's the No. 12 end in the Midlands Region (Texas and the Great Plains), as well as No. 75 nationally at his position.

Rogers' Houston Christian squad had three 2016 offensive linemen sign with FBS programs in February -- Braden Kopp (Vanderbilt), Harrison Barton (SMU), and Cam Durley (Kansas) -- so recruiters know Rogers is back for his senior year. Rogers is likely primed for a busy spring evaluation period in the coming weeks.

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