2017 Arbor View (Las Vegas, Nv.) DT Greg Rogers will get out and visits several of his favorite schools in the coming weeks

One of the top interior defensive line prospects out west this year is 2017 Arbor View (Las Vegas, Nv.) DT Greg Rogers and he's got the offers to prove it. This spring he'll make several visits to some of his top schools and Montlake is one destination he's looking at...

"Things have been busy, but I'm taking it all in stride," Rogers told Dawgman.com. "I've got a lot of great schools that have offered me and more schools that I like that are after me too, so I've got to get out and start seeing these schools and what they have to offer."

Four schools that Rogers expects to visit are USC, UCLA, Indiana and Notre Dame.

"Well, I'm heading out to Indiana on my spring break (in early April) to visit some family and I'm planning to visit Indiana for sure because they have offered, but I'm also looking at getting out to see Notre Dame too," Rogers said. "They haven't offered me yet, but they are interested and I'd really like to see the campus and meet with the coaches there if I can fit it in.

"As far as USC and UCLA, I'm planning to make a trip out to Los Angeles really soon to check out those schools too. It will probably be in the next couple of weeks."

Washington was one of the first schools to offer Rogers and he said he's heard nothing but good things about the program and a former Dawg is why he started to like the Huskies.

"I've always had interest in Washington since I saw Danny Shelton play," Rogers said. "Even before (UW) started recruiting me, and they've been recruiting me for at least a couple of years, I loved the way Danny Shelton played ball and I sorta modeled my game after him and what he was able to do on the field.

"I love the way he played. He was physical and he was just a beast out there on the field. If he wasn't making the play himself, he was setting up his teammates to make plays and that's the way I play the game.

"I'm planning to go up there at some point and I also want to get out and see Colorado and Arizona State, but those will probably all be during the summer because my schedule is pretty busy right now."

Another reason that Rogers likes Washington is because of his relationship with the coaches.

"Coach (Jordan) Paopao has been recruiting me for a while and we always stay in touch," Rogers said. "I also talk to coach (Ikaika) Malloe a lot and we've gotten to know each other really well. I like him a lot too.

"Coach (Pete) Kwiatkowski has also been talking to me and I've spoken to coach (Chris) Petersen several times. I just get a great feeling from him and what he's about.

"The whole staff there is great and they are recruiting me pretty hard, so they are definitely a school that I like a lot."

At 6'4" and 298 pounds, Rogers feels he's a better fit inside at the three-tech position, but he said he'll play anywhere he's needed once he gets to college.

"I like to collapse the pocket and make plays, but if I have to play the one (technique) and take up blockers, then I can do that too," Rogers said. "I can also move outside and play some end, depending on the defense we're running, so I feel like I'm pretty versatile because of my size, but also because of my quickness."

Rogers will not hit the camp circuit this spring and summer, choosing only to attend the Oakland Nike Regional Event at the end of May.

"I love to compete, so it's hard to say no to camps, but with expenses and stuff, I'm going to focus on my recruitment this summer instead of hitting a bunch of camps," Rogers said. "I am hoping to narrow things down a little bit and then I am hoping to take a couple of my official visits, so it will probably be after my senior season when I make my decision."

We'll have more from Rogers in the coming weeks and months and we will update news on him as it happens.

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