Rogers will play Pac 12 ball in 2012

Arizona Western TE Darwin Rogers (6-4.5, 240) is a multi-dimensional prospect who can catch or block, depending on the need of the offense and that ability is something that has attracted schools from across the country. Wednesday was the first day of the mid-year signing period and, after talking with his mother, he decided to stay in the southwest and play ball for a Pac 12 school...

"I've decided to sign with Arizona State," a happy Rogers said late Wednesday night via text.

Earlier in the day, Rogers, who is back home in Chicago for the Holidays, had told JCFootball.com he was leaning that way, but wanted to speak to his mom.

"I really like the (new) coaches there and I love the weather," Rogers said. "I got used to it out there playing there and I like it a lot, but I wanted to talk to my mom about committing there, so that's something I (had) to do."

In addition to his offer from the Sun Devils, Rogers claimed offers from Eastern Michigan, Montana, New Mexico State and Utah State.

"Ole Miss was a school I was really looking at, but when coach (Houston) Nutt got fired, things changed and I didn't have an offer anymore," Rogers said. "Indiana had also offered, but they ran out of room, so they pulled my offer too.

"In the end though, I think things worked out great for me and I think I will really have a great chance to do some things there at ASU."

In addition to his impressive size, Rogers also has outstanding athleticism, running a 4.6 40 and posting a 35-inch vertical.

He plans to sign his letter-of-intent at some point in the next few weeks and will arrive in Tempe shortly after the start of the year with three years to play two seasons.

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