Bellevue prospect w/ WSU offer plans big June

BELLEVUE’S JUSTUS ROGERS has held a Washington State offer for over a year but the question remains on what his best position might be at the next level. Rogers (6-2, 210), however, is crystal clear on where he wants to line up.

Justus Rogers wants to play quarterback in college.

Washington State offered him a year ago as a safety. The Cougs also have QB verbal Ian Book on board in the 2016 class. Rogers says the Cougs are open to the idea of him trying out at that spot.

“There’s been really good contact with Washington State,” said Rogers. “Eric Mele, one of the coaches there has been staying in touch with me weekly, messaging me on social media. I went down there for another visit a month or two ago to see their new facilities.”

Schools coming by during the spring evaluation period have included ASU, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State, UW, Oregon and Eastern Washington. Most of those schools have said they’d want to see Rogers in their summer camp before deciding on where to offer.

“All the schools that see me at another position also understand quarterback is the position I want to pursue at the next level,” said Rogers.

Rogers was 60-92 last season for 900 yards with nine TDs and no interceptions. He rushed for 400 yards on 49 attempts and two scores.

Rogers said he’ll definitely camp at ASU and Oregon State in the early half of next month, with the rest of his camp schedule to be determined.

Rogers holds an offer from West Point in addition to WSU. Because of his frame, in addition to safety Rogers could also potentially be an outside linebacker at the next level.

Bellevue runs the ground-focused wing-T offense, so Rogers started at something of a disadvantage when it comes to drawing attention to his arm and with a couple weeks to go in the spring evaluation period, other schools haven't jumped on board with an offer.

Next month could be key to his recruiting process - depending on whether he earns or doesn’t earn additional offers during the camp circuit. At the end of June he said he plans on taking stock his options with his family.

But Rogers said he still might not make his decision until September.

"I’m confident in my abilities at quarterback," said Rogers.


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