By DARRYL MAXIE / firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia has landed a linebacker from Treasure Coast High in Port St. Lucie, Fla., but not the one everybody talks about.
Jeff Luc is the linebacker who shows up on all the recruiters’ radars, but Deon Rogers is the guy who shows up on Georgia’s commitment list today after the Bulldogs conducted another successful foray into Sunshine State territory.
“Every recruiter that has talked to Luc ended up talking to Deon on their way out,” Treasure Coast coach Bill Kelley told the Palm Beach Post.
Georgia, however, is the one that actually got Rogers, whose height and weight vary markedly depending on which source you choose to believe. He is anywhere from 6 feet 1 to 6-3, anywhere from 179 pounds to 205.
In any case, he marks the 10th member of the Class of 2010 to commit to the Bulldogs, easily the most prominent football on the list of schools who had offered him (Buffalo, Duke, Florida International, Western Michigan).
He’s the second D. Rogers to commit to the Dogs, joining Calhoun receiver Da’Rick Rogers. The linebacker Rogers had 40 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and one fumble recovery last season for Treasure Coast.
The Dogs would love to make a package deal out of Rogers and Luc, who had 119 tackles, nine sacks, two interceptions, five forced fumbles and four pass break ups last season and was an all-area selection.