Checking out Da’Rick Rogers, and other fun stuff
Apparently Chad Simmons of Scout.com and I are on the same wave length.
The respected Southeast region recruiting analyst put up a report this morning on Calhoun wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers, a five-star prospect, AJC Super 11 selection and a University of Georgia commitment.
It just so happens that I am heading up to Calhoun this afternoon to talk to Rogers, quarterback Nash Nance (a Vanderbilt commitment) and coach Hal Lamb in a previously arranged meeting. My father lives in Calhoun — starred for the Yellow Jackets in the mid-1950s — so I’d planned for a while to get up there and meet in person this phenomenal football player.
Simmons didn’t really steal my thunder, though. Rogers told him what Coach Lamb told me last week, that he remains “solid to Georgia” despite continued intense overtures from Tennessee, Florida and Southern Cal. Hopefully I’ll be able to glean a few more insights from Da’Rick today.
If there are some specific questions you’d like me to ask Rogers, offer them up below. I probably won’t post my report on Rogers until tomorrow morning, unless he reveals some riveting news.
Program note: Going forward, I’ll be trying to catch up with all the state’s five-star-rated prospects and AJC Super 11 players between now and national signing day in February. Last week I sat down with AJC Super 11 player and five-star prospect Garrison Smith of Douglass. I actually have a Part II of the interview with the future Georgia defensive tackle I plan on working in eventually.
Now on to some midweek links:
- In case you missed it, Marcus Lattimore of Duncan, S.C., the No. 1 running back prospect in America, according to Scout.com (No. 2 per Rivals), went to Auburn on an official visit this past weekend. Here’s one of several reports (along with a photo reportedly made on Sunday) detailing Lattimore’s trip, this one from The Birmingham News. . . . By the way, Lattimore revealed that he will visit Penn State this weekend and Oregon in January but remains open on his final two visits. He’ll choose between Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida State. . . .
- Tampa Catholic wide receiver Christian Green, a five-star prospect who still has Georgia atop his list, was selected this week for U.S. Army All-America game. . . .
- Here’s a little more detail on Du’Von Millsap’s commitment to South Carolina from Phil Kornblut of gogamecocks.com. Millsap is a senior offensive tackle at Buford. The report reveals that Norcross defensive end Adrian Hubbard picked up offers from the Gamecocks and Clemson. . . .
- Tony Barnhart gets into Georgia’s recruiting in his Mr. College Football blog today . . .
- Interesting story by Woody Paige in the Denver Post about Darrell Scott, once the No. 1-rated running back prospect in the country, who is leaving Colorado and transferring to UCLA. . . .
- Speaking of top-rated running backs, Lache Seastrunk of Temple, Texas, who is ranked ahead of Lattimore by Rivals, cancelled a recruiting visit to Oregon. He supposed to check out Auburn and LSU at some point. . . .
- Seastrunk and Lattimore may want to hold off on any decisions regarding Auburn until after this Friday. That’s when Micheal Dyer, who last week broke the Arkansas state rushing record, will announce his college choice. Every single report to that says that will be to coach Gene Chizik’s Tigers, including this one here from ArkansasVarsity.com.