We caught up with one of the upstate's leading receivers early on in 2014, Wren's Bailey Rogers. A relative newcomer on the scene Rogers is hoping his recruitment picks up as fast as he separates from defenders. We've got the latest with Rogers as he's helped Wren get out of the gates fast this season.
The 5'9 165 pound speedster had a decent sophomore season last year with 617 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns along with 200 all-purpose yards. Early in his junior season he's stepped his game up and he's already making a hard push to surpass those numbers in just a couple of games.
"I've got 9 catches for 260 yards and 6 touchdowns so far. I'm averaging 28.9 yards per catch." (Stats are through the first 2 games this season, Wren's record was 2-0 at time of interview)
Those numbers obviously stand out to you but his recruitment has been relatively quiet so far but Rogers is hoping if he keeps piling up catches, yards, and touchdowns more schools will come calling soon.
"I haven't heard from many yet, just Duke and a small JUCO from West Columbia."
The Wren prospect shared with a list of schools he'd love to hear more from in the coming weeks if possible.
Rogers says his speed, strong hands, and ability to run crisp routes are his biggest strengths right now. The 2016 prospect also talked about what he'd like to do to help draw more interest from college coaches.
"I would love to start seeing both sides of the ball so I can start incorporating defense into my game."
We asked Rogers if he had to compare his game to just one player who it would be and why? His response was apropos.
"Braxton Berrios. He's small, quick, strong, and has breakout speed."
In looking for a potential college the talented slot receiver told us what he'll look at closely when it comes time to choose a school.
"Education, graduation rates, coaching staff, and our course the style of play that would be suit me."
We'll keep tabs on Rogers to see if he continues to put up big numbers and draw more interest from schools in the coming weeks. Check out his testing measurables from this past spring below and find out how to follow us on Twitter.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS...BAILEY ROGERS
Bench press: 265 pounds
Squat: 325 pounds
Power clean: 220 pounds
Fastest 40: 4.45 seconds (hand) 4.55 seconds (laser)
Pro shuttle: 4.2 seconds
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