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Breaking Down Upcoming Announcements For Scout 300 Prospects Greg Rogers and Isaiah Hodgins

Nov. 18 -- On Friday, two of the top players out West could be making their college decisions. Walnut Creek (Calif.) Berean Christian receiver Isaiah Hodgins and Las Vegas (Nev.) Arbor View defensive lineman Greg Rogers are set to make their commitment announcements...

Friday will be a big day out West with two of the top players in the region, Isaiah Hodgins and Greg Rogers set to make their college choices.

Hodgins is for sure deciding and said he'll make his announcement following his game Friday night. His recruitment has been one of the more interesting to follow all year.

The receiver was an early Washington State commit but opened the process up late in the summer. He took official visits to NebraskaOregon and Oregon State and we've heard a number of different things in the last week and scenarios where Hodgins could pick any of the three schools.

The Ducks were the school we always believed was the team to beat as they were not only his childhood favorite, but he de-committed from the Cougs shortly after landing the offer from Oregon. He enjoyed his visit to Eugene quite a bit and all signs pointed towards the four-star receiver heading to Eugene.

In the last week however, we've heard more and more buzz that not only are Nebraska and Oregon State heavily in the mix, they could actually be leading right now. In the last month, there has been a lot of whispers about the job status of Duck head coach Mark Helfrich and it could impact this year's recruiting class. 

If Hodgins feels comfortable about the coaching situation at Oregon, we think there's a very good chance he ends up in Eugene. If he has any hesitation at all, Nebraska or Oregon State could win out and it looks too close to call between the trio right now.

It's not 100% certain that Rogers announces Friday but he told us a few days ago there was a good chance that's the day it will happen. Rogers, who will announce via Bleacher Report video, took his official visits to ColoradoOklahoma and UCLA and is also looking seriously at USC as well.

Rogers recruitment has been an interesting follow as well. He appeared to be a strong UCLA lean over the summer and there was some talk he could make a quick decision for the Bruins. Rogers then took an unofficial visit to USC and the Trojans suddenly appeared to be the team to beat.

Rogers was originally planning to visit UCLA this coming weekend and USC over Thanksgiving weekend but surprisingly moved up the visit to Westwood to (Oct 22) and announced he would commit without taking the visit to USC. 

There were two ways to read that. 1) Rogers wanted to take the UCLA visit for the fun of it, then would commit to USC and take that visit after his announcement. 2) USC had slipped down his list and he would make his decision from the Buffs, Sooners and Bruins.

The visit to Oklahoma went well but Colorado seemed like the school that could wrestle Rogers away from one of the two L.A programs. The Buff staff did a great job connecting with him and we know he loved his visit to Boulder. Saying all that, UCLA is the school that has most of the buzz right now with Rogers and looks like the odds on favorite to land the talented defensive tackle. 

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