Zach Rogers, 6-1, 170 pound wide receiver said of his Nashville-David Lipscomb team, "Right now we are 2-0." He said of the first game, "In week one we beat a pretty good Greenbrier team 42-3 and no one saw that coming. We look pretty sharp in the first week." Rogers used his speed to manufacture points quickly in the first game. He explained, "In my first game, in the first play from scrimmage we ran a jet sweep and we scored an 80 yard touchdown. So I felt good and that got me rolling. I only had three touches that game."
The Mustangs from Nashvile-David Lipscomb were able to put a few points later on in week two of the season. Rogers said of his performance in his team's week two victory, "Last week we went over to Franklin-Page and it poured rain all night and we won 21-0. I like what I see so far." He added, "Last week I had a 72 yard touchdown and we only threw it one time because the rain was coming down. I had a catch for 20 yards." He said of this week, "We have Nashville-Stratford this week and that will be a tough test for defense."
For several prospects across the state the first day of September was a big day. It is the first day coaches could call you and Rogers got his call. He explained, "They were able to call September 1st and they called me that night and talk about their season. They are working on the kinks in the offense. From things I saw they are going to progress each week and get better."
Even though the Vols started of the season on a poor note on offense Rogers still has confidence in the new system. He commented, "Coach Clawson is still installing his offense and I think it may take the guys a little longer but it's going to be exciting to see. Hopefully like last year we went to Cal and lost out there, but we ended up in the SEC championship game."
Like many early commitments Rogers is communicating with Tennessee prospects and commitments. Rogers said, "Actually I have been talking to Josh Nunez from California, we text a lot to see how things are going. We talk about where we see ourselves if we can get on the field together." He added, "I also talk to Je'Ron Stokes another receiver coming in. I am just trying to get a feel for these guys coming in and I have a good feel about both of them. I have talked to Kevin Revis some too."
Even though it may mean a little more competition at the receiver position Rogers is determined to help the Vols land one of the top receiver prospects in the nation, Marlon Brown. He said, "I am actually about to call Josh Nunez in a minute and get Marlon Brown's number. It would be huge getting him. He's 6-5, 205 pounds and a real athletic wide receiver."
Rogers, an extremely unselfish wide out, explained, "I think with me, Je'Ron, and him we could really put a good trio up for the Vols." He went on to say of past receiving corps, "We've had some great ones in the past most recent with Robert Meachem, Jason Swain, Brent Smith, Lucas Taylor, Gerald Jones, and my brother (Austin Rogers). I think we will be real successful in the future. I am real excited to see Marlon, Je'Ron, and myself together."
The recruiting doesn't stop with just Brown, but there are a few other Tennessee high school players that are being worked on by Rogers. He commented, "There is Eric Gordon from Nashville-Hillsboro and I talk to him a little bit but I can't really get a feel for where he is leaning towards." He added, "I talk with Thad McHaney, over at Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy, I'm good friends with him. He is a big man at defensive end or tight end and he can play at all. I don't where he is leaning but I know he likes Tennessee."