This was one of the offers Greg Rogers has been waiting for since before he started high school. The 2017 four-star defensive tackle made a list of schools he wanted to potentially play for and UCLA was at the top.
"This is a dream come true," Rogers shared with Scout. "Before I entered high school, I made a list of 10 schools that I dreamed about playing at and UCLA was at the top of that list. I've narrowed it down over the past few years, as I have seen and learned more. A few schools have been dropped from my list, but not the Bruins. Honestly, with this offer, they've really jumped to the front of the pack. I love the location, amount of talent Coach Mora's been getting, and the tradition of UCLA. 5 hours from home seems perfect. It's away from home, but also close enough where my family can come out and watch me play. I love that"
"This is my biggest offer for sure," Rogers claimed. "I'm going to head out to UCLA for their last practice of the spring and meet the coaches and check everything out. From what I hear, I love everything about the program. One of my coaches at Centennial always goes out to UCLA in the spring and watches them practice and gets advice from their staff. When he went out this year, they were asking him all about me. It seems like a great staff. Coach Mazzone and McClure seem like really good coaches and I'm excited to meet them."
Rogers has a short list, with the Bruins at the top. He isn't ready to make any decisions today, but the UCLA offer did make him think about a potential commitment.
"Right now, I have UCLA on top with Arizona," Rogers explained. "I've been high on Arizona for a few years now. They've shown me a lot of love. I also really like Arizona State, USC, and Utah. I don't want to get too far away from home, so I like the idea of playing in the Pac-12. I'm going to get to a few camps this summer and see if I get any more scholarships offered to me. Either way, I'm fired up about this UCLA offer. My whole family is. My brother and dad were really fired up, they know how big UCLA is. This was great news, it will take a while for me to come down from this."
Rogers' sophomore season was cut short after sustaining an injury to his hand. He had off-season surgery and has completely recovered. He was a standout at last month's Regional Opening in LA. The Las Vegas native is oozing with upside. There are few sophomores with the size, explosiveness, and raw talent of Rogers.
Check out the four-star DT's 2014 highlights