Bruins High on Rogers' List

May 11 -- UCLA is doing well with the Las Vegas (Nev.) Centennial 2017 four-star defensive lineman, Greg Rogers...

Las Vegas (Nev.) Centennial 2017 defensive tackle Greg Rogers (6-4, 305) is closing in on ten offers with half of his high school career left to complete.

“Like a month ago, I was at three offers but I’ve been working hard to get more than three and I expected more and the last month, I’ve put it on out on the field so I’m hoping for more good things to come my way,” said Rogers. “Its been kind of exciting.”

Arizona and Washington State both offered Rogers last week, giving him his fourth and fifth Pac-12 offers.

“Arizona was a school I’ve wanted an offer from for a while and that was pretty exciting and I was pretty happy,” said Rogers. “Coach (David) Lockwood offered me. I’ll be down there this summer to visit.”

Washington State joined the mix during the week too.

“Coach Joe (Salave’a) and I have a pretty strong relationship and he said he could see me as a defensive tackle or as a defensive end and that I would be a good fit in their system,” said Rogers.

UCLA offered Rogers in April and that was a big one for the four-star.

“When UCLA offered, I looked at it like a ‘powerhouse offer’ and that was big. That was when I realized I wasn’t an under-the-radar guy like I always thought,” said Rogers. “Coach (Noel) Mazzone and Coach (Angus) McClure both offered me on the phone. I talk with them every week and have a real great relationship with them. Both of them are recruiting me. I’m going to go back out there this summer and visit again.”

When Rogers visits Arizona, he’ll also check out Arizona State, who’s offered and he’ll also see USC when he gets out to Los Angeles.

“I’ve been talking with Coach (Chris) Wilson, the defensive line coach at USC more. I’ll be camping there this summer and then one at UNLV,” said Rogers.

UNLV is trying to keep the local kid home and new Rebels head coach Tony Sanchez is plenty aware of Rogers, having coached against him when he was at Bishop Gorman.

“Coach Sanchez and I have a pretty strong relationship,” said Rogers. “I played against him so he already knows about me. And Coach (Joe) Seumalo, the defensive line coach, is recruiting me.”

Utah was the first school to offer Rogers, and despite the coaches recruiting and offering him leaving for Oregon State, the Utes are back in contact.

“I hadn’t been in contact with them since their coaches went to Oregon State, so their linebackers coach came by and said he didn’t know I had an offer but he was going to offer me, so he found it pretty funny I already had the Utah offer,” said Rogers.

In the coming weeks, more out-of-region schools are expected to check in on Rogers.

“I’ve been talking to Miami and Texas A&M will be by here this week to visit. Notre Dame has been talking with me more too,” said Rogers.

Rogers said he’s trying to stay open, but if he had to name one leader, the Bruins would be the pick.

“All of the schools that have offered, I’d consider my favorites,” said Rogers. “But if I had to pick a school to name my favorite, it would be UCLA.”

With plenty of time until a decision is needed, Rogers has a rough time frame for the process.

“Depending on how the process grows this spring, I may narrow it down to a top ten this summer,” said Rogers. “There are only a few more schools that I’m looking for an offer from. I want to be committed by the end of my junior year.”

Academically, Rogers has a 3.1 GPA and will take the SAT in his junior year.


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