Top receiver Rogers chooses Dogs

By DARRYL MAXIE / dmaxie@ajc.com

Calhoun — Wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers moments ago committed to Georgia, giving the Bulldogs perhaps the top prospect in the state at his position.

Rogers, a 6-foot-3, 206-pound rising senior, had 66 catches for 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns last season and chose the Bulldogs over Florida and Mississippi State.

He and best-friend quarterback Nash Nance, who chose Vanderbilt, made their announcements in the Calhoun High media center.

270 comments Add your comment

tenn.DAWG

June 9th, 2009
1:16 pm

That’s Da’ Bomb !

jaxdawg

June 9th, 2009
1:17 pm

Shocker!! Why would he not choose the dawgs?!? The dawgs WR position is starting to look pretty solid for years to come.

tenn.DAWG

June 9th, 2009
1:19 pm

Sorry,couldn’t help it.

UGA88

June 9th, 2009
1:19 pm

A great future target for Murray…

Anybody know about his academic standing? Solid or on the bubble?

GO DAWGS!

SEC

June 9th, 2009
1:21 pm

DR

June 9th, 2009
1:21 pm

Murray to Rogers!!! Yes! GO DAWGS!!!!

dawg fan

June 9th, 2009
1:25 pm

Great recruit. That should shut up the UGA recruiting synics for a while. 6′3″ with a 4.34 40 yard dash. Awesome. Now Goodwin and Meline need to come to UGA also, what a force. Go Dawgs.

Diamond Dawg

June 9th, 2009
1:26 pm

Dawgs are loading up once again!! Go dawgs!!

Also a Dawg Fan

June 9th, 2009
1:28 pm

WE ARE STACKED AND I AM JACKED… IF WE COOULD NOW GET OUR DEFENSE STRAIGHT

dawg fan

June 9th, 2009
1:29 pm

Oops, cynics.

T-DAWG

June 9th, 2009
1:30 pm

This news will trigger more big time recruits to commit to the Dawgs!!!!!!!!

gatordowneast

June 9th, 2009
1:32 pm

Can he play defense?

T-DAWG

June 9th, 2009
1:32 pm

We need help and depth on defense.

JFKDawg

June 9th, 2009
1:33 pm

Its a long time between now and the first Wednesday in February. Hope he’s solid and glad to see a GA kid stay in state.

LizDawg

June 9th, 2009
1:34 pm

Step on up Da’Rick! Hope we sign some big boyz on the line too.

TopDawg

June 9th, 2009
1:34 pm

That’s how you do it Rodney Gardner!!!! Now if we can do a lil bit more of that, which some people call building a fence around the state, that’s how you start to build a dynasty. As we all know, Georgia has some of the best talent of all the speed states. If UGA wants a championship it doesn’t need to look very far to find the talent to do so. Go dawgs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeff

June 9th, 2009
1:34 pm

Let the GOOD TIMES……ROLL!! GO DAWGS!!!

Me

June 9th, 2009
1:35 pm

Is he qualified? Heard there could be issues there.

boodawg14

June 9th, 2009
1:37 pm

Congrats to Rogers and Nance. Good choices…

Me

June 9th, 2009
1:37 pm

Da Rick in the end zone…..touchdown Dawgs!!! Welcome aboard the Dawg Nation Woof Woof

GATOR CHOMP

June 9th, 2009
1:37 pm

So what,You LOSERS will need way more than Mr.Rogers 2 beat the MIGHTY GATORS.Remember the blowout last year because it will be even uglier this year Gators 45 Fleamutts 3 “Book It” Morons. GO GATORS!!!!!!!

Braindawg

June 9th, 2009
1:37 pm

This is great news, we needed someone who could play the other side of the formation from AJ.

H.S. Coach

June 9th, 2009
1:38 pm

Congrats on your decision young man. If you want to make it to the League you made a great decision. Good luck the rest of the way.

Maddog

June 9th, 2009
1:39 pm

Great news. Not even a moron like GATOR CHOMP can put a damper on this.

UGATRACK

June 9th, 2009
1:40 pm

Da’Rick is a man among boys. I have watched him every week and amazed at his ablities.

jaxdawg

June 9th, 2009
1:42 pm

Gator Chomp sounds bitter. Typical Gaytor! Now get off our blog, loser!!

Braindawg

June 9th, 2009
1:43 pm

Hey Gayfer Chomp, remember the game the year before that, blow out right. Just goes to show you it doesnt matter what happened in the past. Just a thought. Oh yeah, dont the Florida Gayfers have a web site, go blog on it. LOSER

1 of Travis Henry's Kids

June 9th, 2009
1:45 pm

Gator Chump is a fool… Dawgs win this year vs. UF. Simple reason… We have an off week before the game. Check the stats. Team with off week before WLOCP always wins.

gaytor hater

June 9th, 2009
1:48 pm

Gaytor Chump, you are pathetic. Get off of your mommie’s computer before she catches you and gives you another ‘time out’.

82dawg

June 9th, 2009
1:48 pm

Why does everyone always say “A great future target for Murray”? Who’s to say he isn’t a great future target for Mettenberger?????

Dawg Lover

June 9th, 2009
1:48 pm

Aw!!! Poor Gator Chomp is angry ’cause we got another top recruit. What a pittiful, wittle bitty baby. The Gator Chump is angry that the Dawgs continue to out-recruit Mr. Cryer and his group of arrest-happy team. What’s next? Will the world come to an end when it is finally proven that Tebow isn’t able to walk on water? Give the kid some credit for having class instead of a rap sheet.

CALHOUNJACKET

June 9th, 2009
1:49 pm

Rogers struggles big time in the class room, id be surprised if he meets NCAA qualifications. Even if he doesnt UGAg will manage to let him in school so he can play ball, they arent afraid with their crappy academic records. If rogers graduates without getting arrested and passes everything id surprised. he has a record of getting in trouble in past schools and he is simply a thug

82dawg

June 9th, 2009
1:50 pm

As far as being qualified goes, UGA doesn’t offer anyone who isn’t a pretty good shot to qualify these days.

WTF???

June 9th, 2009
1:50 pm

Gaytor Chumps mommy is kind of busy right now. I have her mouth full.

WTF???

June 9th, 2009
1:52 pm

CalhounJackit – Why you so bitter? Did he whip your ass or something?

GATOR CHOMP

June 9th, 2009
1:53 pm

You losers get so happy about nothing.Why dont you cowards just go out and win a National Championship and then let me know how it feels.Oh yeah thats right I already know the feeling since we’ve won it 2 out of the last 3 years.So just keep on bragging about the 1 you won way back then UGAy will always be known 4 choking.So talk 2 me when u cowards actually win something so until then just STFU. GATORS OR DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

JDawg

June 9th, 2009
1:54 pm

It’s Dawg Darryl….not dog! Come on now! Anyway, another killer get at wr for my Dawgs!

mcdawg

June 9th, 2009
1:54 pm

Lets get Mack Brown and then concentrate on the O-Line and D-Line

boodawg14

June 9th, 2009
1:55 pm

In that case DIE!!

GATOR CHOMP

June 9th, 2009
1:55 pm

Okay. Sorry about the last post. I’m just really scared that UGA might beat us this year. I have actually wet my bed on most nights recently just thinking about it. I am a scared little Florida boy who wears jorts and sports an extra long mullet. I am only 4′ 10″ and weigh about 215 lbs.

Jefferson

June 9th, 2009
1:55 pm

A great player, a bad person as one booster parent put it to me. Sad, to waste the God given abilty by having a bad attitude. Still, he’s young so maybe he will get his ducks in a row so that he can accept multiple beatings by Tech over the next couple of years with some class. Congrads to UGA as they will need it.

Dawg Fud

June 9th, 2009
1:55 pm

Dawg Lover,

i fail to see how we have “out-recruited” Florida given that they have 2 nat’l titles in 3 years along with a Heisman winner.

i am a die hard Dawg but your logic does not add up.

we can talk smack to Florida fans but we have nothing to back it up. i know, it stinks.

GO DAWGS! Beat those damn gators!

congrats to both Rogers and Nance on their achievements.

Brian Jones Tech fan

June 9th, 2009
1:56 pm

CALHOUNJACKET shut the hell up i am tech fan. if he had commited to tech you would say he was a great kid and had a 4.0 lets see what happens let the kid enjoy his time and the dawg fans enjoy it to. Also how could he be a thug and get in trouble there is nothing in the crappy ol town of calhoun to get in trouble. Good luck in the future kid even though i hope you never beat tech.

GATOR CHOMP

June 9th, 2009
1:56 pm

WTF??? You’re a punk any time any day chump “Book It”

WTF???

June 9th, 2009
1:56 pm

GATOR CHOMP – I’ll bet you’ve been a UT Fan, FSU Fan, USC Fan or Texas Fan in the last decade or so also haven’t you?

WTF???

June 9th, 2009
1:57 pm

Book what son? You can’t handle this. I’m WAY too strong for you beotch.

boots

June 9th, 2009
1:57 pm

Jefferson, the same booster told me the same about you – bad person, only you are inept at sports, so the “good player” endorsement did not apply. Just shut up making character judgements about someone, especially a young person, you don’t know.

Manny

June 9th, 2009
1:59 pm

Rogers is a Calvin Johnson type freak athlete! Julio Jones with more speed. I know it sounds like I got my red and black glasses on but kid is a good one.

Lock up Goodwin who also is a 4.3 blazer and our speed has really increased on offense. Aaron Murray is a happy man!

WTF???

June 9th, 2009
2:00 pm

Man the haters are out in full force.

GooseDawg

June 9th, 2009
2:00 pm

Typical garbage filled post by a typical bitter Gator.
All upset because he knows UF wanted and needed this kid, and they couldn’t get him. Not that UF is hurting in recruiting, goodness, they’ve already got like 12 or more verbals w/plenty of top 100 prospects but today is a good day, cause Da’Rick is with da’Dawgs and said, no thanks to the lizards.

C ya in Jacksonville on Halloween day Gator!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAWGS!!!
P.S. Don’t worry about wearing a costume, a dirty Orange wife beater with Blue jean cut off shorts and a mullet on top (aka YOUR daily outfit), and a B.A. Degree from UF for majoring in “How to Waste Nearly 70 years While Waiting for that 1st SEC Football Championship” is sufficient.