It is not very often a high school team possesses two of the top players in the country playing side by side at virtually the same position.
Treasure Cost High School (Fla.) showcases two of the nation’s premier linebackers in Deon Rogers (6’2, 190, 4.5) and Jeff Luc, and according to Rogers, his team’s success is largely due to that very reason.
On the season, both Rogers and Luc have tallied nearly 100 tackles each. In fact, compared to last season, Rogers’ numbers have doubled as he currently has 90 tackles on the year.
Rogers’ offer sheet also drastically increased since his junior season, but he decided to narrow it down when he verbally committed to Georgia back in June. However, as time passed and the offers increased, Rogers commitment to the Bulldogs wavered a bit and now he claims he is reevaluating the entire situation.
“Recruiting is going good and I like it at Georgia, but I’m still taking my visits and keeping my eyes open,” Rogers stated. “I’m going to take a visit to LSU and I know Jeff is. We wanted to this weekend but some things came up. I’ve kept my eye on LSU all season long and I’m still interested in them. I know that for a fact.”
Rogers and Luc both visited LSU in July but their stay was less than 24 hours as time was crunched due to their trip being filled with unofficial visits that included stops at Alabama, Southern Miss and Florida State.
Luc previously stated to TigerSportsDigest.com that he liked what he saw in Baton Rouge and Rogers feels the same.
“When I visited there over the summer I really liked LSU’s coaches and what they had to offer,” Rogers added. “I also liked the campus and I really just enjoyed my whole visit so I'd like to go back and learn a little more about them.”
Rogers – a the three-star outside linebacker – claimed although he has been committed to Georgia for quite some time, programs such as LSU, Ohio State, Florida State, and Purdue continued to recruit him. It is their dedication and persistence that has him at the recruiting crossroads once again.
“I just don’t want to take anything for granted,” Rogers admitted. “I’ve been talking to a bunch of the other teams that offered me and I’d like to see what it’s like on their campus and where I’d fit in before I make my final decision.
“I’ve already taken a few unofficial visits to places like Florida and Florida State and now I would like to use my officials. I don’t know where I will take them to yet, but I do know LSU will definitely be getting one.”
Rogers claimed it will be tough for another school to pull him away from Georgia, but it would be possible for a visit to change his mind.
“If I went on a visit and it felt like home and once I left the visit I couldn‘t think of anyone else but them,” Rogers said of what it would take to alter his commitment to Georgia. “I want to go to a place where I feel really comfortable whether I’m playing football there or not.”