Rogers talks about Texas Tech commitment

Arizona Western is loaded with talent this year and while he hasn't got the publicity of some of his teammates, CB Justin Rogers (5-10, 185) has gotten plenty of recruiting interest and over the weekend, the talented corner decided to commit to Texas Tech, however he said he still plans to take all five of his official visits before he signs with a school...

Rogers prepped at Vestavia Hills (Birmingham, Al.) High School and signed with Nebraska after a solid prep career, but decided to leave following his redshirt season in 2008.

"After I got there I just decided that it wasn't the place for me," Rogers told "I wasn't enjoying myself there and I just wanted to get a fresh start, so I headed to Copiah-Lincoln and played a little running back there last fall.

"I thought I had a better chance at getting noticed more out here at Arizona Western because I thought I could play corner and my dad knew coach (Tom) Minnick from his time up in the midwest, so we called and felt like me moving here was the best thing I could do so I got here in the spring and feel like it's the right fit for me."

With his 4.4 speed and outstanding quickness, Rogers is an excellent compliment to Isiah Wiley who has already committed to Arkansas.

"We make a good combination and it will be tough for offenses to face us this fall," Rogers said. "I feel like I can play bump-and-run or zone and shut down my side and so does Isiah, so we are going to be tough to throw against this season."

On the recruiting front, Rogers committed to Texas Tech recently and said he's happy with his decision, but still plans to take all of his official visits this fall before he signs with a school.

"I really liked the coaches (at Texas Tech) a lot and thought it would be a good place for me to be," Rogers said. "I have offers from Tech, from Arizona, Arizona State, from Oregon State and from UAB right now and I have Alabama, South Florida, UCLA, UNLV, USC and Cal all looking at me right now.

"I like Tech and feel like right now it's the best place for me, but I'm still going to take my visits before I decide."

At this point, Rogers noted he hasn't set up any of his visits, but does plan to take at least one or two during the season and then the other three afterwards.

Rogers will finish his AA in December and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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