Roderick Rogers Talks About New DB Coach

Roderick Rogers confirmed his commitment to Wisconsin and discussed his phone conversation with new Wisconsin Defensive Backs Coach Ron Lee.

The announcement that Roderick Rogers plans to attend Wisconsin in early December hasn't made his life much easier in dealing with the recruiting process.

Other teams have not backed off Rogers, hoping with the departure of former UW Defensive Backs Coach Ron Cooper, and the distance between his home in Stone Mountain (GA.) and Madison will make him change his mind.

It hasn't worked.

"I'm still solid. I haven't taken any other visits. I still have to deal with all the phone calls, but I just tell them I've already decided on my choice," Rogers said.

Rogers said he's visited by Badger coaches almost every week, and he had the chance to speak with new Defensive Backs Coach Ron Lee last weekend.

"He told me he's coached at Miami and Colorado State, and he's a good coach," Rogers said. "He just said he's looking forward to working with me, and he has some things I can work on this spring that he's going to show me. It seems like he will teach me a lot and improve my game, so I like that."

Rogers said the UW staff currently plans to move Rogers to cornerback, and will take a look at him returning kicks.

The Badgers would like to take advantage of Rogers' speed, which he is working on this winter during indoor track season. Rogers is competing on the 4X100 relay team and the 400-meters at Stephenson High School.

Rogers said he's looking forward to meeting Lee and establishing a solid relationship with the new coach.

He hopes to make enough of an impression that he will be on the field this fall.

"When I come in, I'm going to work as hard as anyone else, and I am going to try to take a position if I have to," Rogers said. "I want to come in and try to beat people out."

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