Bellevue (Wash.) 2016 quarterback Justus Rogers (6-1.5, 210) is finally making a case for the Wolverines to have a quarterback recruited.
While they’ve had quarterbacks in the past sign with schools, its usually been as a receiver or defensive back or as an athlete.
And while they still run the Wing-T, Rogers is the first prospect Bellevue has at quarterback that could very well play it at the next level.
“Hopefully schools will know Bellevue’s background as a running school and they’ll see that I’m maybe the first guy at quarterback to recruit as a quarterback,” said Rogers.
Rogers is in his first year as a starter, but has the Wolverines at 11-0, and after looking good in the spring on the camp circuit, has carried it over to the field.
“I’m really comfortable throwing the ball and having receivers like I do, it’s a blessing to have receivers like those that I can throw to,” said Rogers.
Rogers has one offer, from Washington State, but a number of other schools are interested.
“Northwestern is really interested in me and also schools like Arizona State, Oregon, Washington, UCLA and Purdue,” said Rogers, who’s father went to Washington. “UCLA was out here at the Bishop Blanchet game and Washington has come to see us. I think Arizona State and Oregon may check me out more.”
Rogers said once he completes the season, one in which he hopes he’s led the Wolverines to their seventh straight state title, he’ll get his film out and start making spring camp and visit plans.
“I’ll be getting my film to a bunch of schools and I want to go to some more camps and visit some more schools in the spring,” said Rogers.
Rogers and Bellevue take on Gig Harbor (Wash.) Peninsula on Friday in the 3A state quarterfinals.