Rogers, Luc among all-star prospects visiting UGA

Georgia commitment Deon Rogers will be among an all-star cast of prospects making official visits with the Bulldogs this coming weekend and he confirmed that his five-star teammate is coming with him.

Jeff Luc, a 6-foot-1, 240-pound linebacker at Treasure Coast High in Port St. Lucie, Fla., will be traveling to Athens with Rogers. Luc (pronouced Luck) is rated as a five-star prospect and the No. 1 middle linebacker in America by Scout.com. He is being pursued by virtually every premier program in the country, including the three major programs in his home state. Long considered a lock for the Florida Gators, he has visited Tennessee and Southern Cal and plans to take an official trip to LSU before  making a final decision. He will be an early enrollee in college.

Rogers is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound, three-star linebacker who committed to Georgia back in June. He is doing what he can to get Luc to follow him.

“Of course I want him to go to college with me,” Rogers said Sunday evening. “We’ve talked about it and that’d be great. But I’m going to support him no matter what he decides to do. If he likes Georgia and it feels like home there, that’s where he’ll go. If not that’s fine, too.”

Luc did not return messages Sunday but told me last month that his interest in playing for the Bulldogs was genuine.

Meanwhile, Georgia probably feels like it has some work left to do with Rogers. The three-star prospect visited Ohio State the weekend of Oct. 24 and reportedly wants to make a trip to LSU. But Rogers insists he is still a Bulldog.

“Nothing has changed,” he said. “I’m still committed. I just wanted to take a couple of trips and see some different places.”

Rogers is one of seven players Georgia currently has committed from Florida. Only one — cornerback Nickell Robey of Frostproof — has wavered noticeably since Georgia began its slide this season. The Bulldogs are 5-4 heading into Saturday’s game against No. 25-ranked Auburn.

Many of the Bulldogs’ top remaining targets and most of their 18 commitments will be on campus this weekend for the game.

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South Carolina is next

November 9th, 2009
12:31 am

Jeff Luc is a beast, a great football player. Unfortunately for you he will be going to Florida and is just taking advantage of looking at other schools and having some fun, sorry.

Cuttysark

November 9th, 2009
2:00 am

The Luc kid will be headed to Florida, but why not take all of the recruiting trips available since this opportunity only comes around once. UGA already signed his buddy from the same school who plays outside linebacker.

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Alabamadawg

November 9th, 2009
4:27 am

What other major prospects are going to be in ATHENS this weekend ?? just curious..

Willie can't coach

November 9th, 2009
4:55 am

What good does it do to bring in five star prospects when Willie messes them up. I hope and pray that there’s no way Willie is our DC after this year. I don’t seen any justification CMR could have for keeping him. If Willie stays there will be a revolt in the Bulldog Nation. One of the main reasons we are where we are is because of poor coaching. We’ve had the players but we haven’t had the coaches. Surely CMR (with pressure from Damon Evans) will pull the trigger and put Willie on the road. Willie could show some character and class by resigning and saving his loyal friend CMR from burning on the hot seat. Who’s looking forward to a trip to the “toilet bowl” for the holidays. I hope this is the low point in Georgia football. It surely can’t get any worse. Expect GT to hang at least 50 points on Willie’s D.
It will be over after the first three drives that Georgia won’t be able to stop. I’d be willing to lose the next three games and miss a bowl if it meant Willie would be gone and BoBo would be demoted. After all, these guys just can’t coach.

Elliot Garcia

November 9th, 2009
6:59 am

Luc said he likes winning championships, so that eliminates Georgia….

Spike

November 9th, 2009
6:59 am

I have met this guy. He is a real gentleman, not to mention a beast of an athlete. Hope he chooses UGA. I recruited him hard. Hope he chooses UGA. The word down here is Miami is his first choice.

War Jacket

November 9th, 2009
7:08 am

Luc already knows that Georgia football has become irrelevant. No chance he signs with them.

War Jacket

November 9th, 2009
7:10 am

All you trailer trash Georgia fans, get ready for the Auburn beatdown and a trip to Shreveport. While you are in Louisiana, go ahead and book your hotel for 2010, since you will be back there again next year.

Dawg'em out!

November 9th, 2009
7:19 am

both will be wearing red/black on saturdays, IMO.

J Dog

November 9th, 2009
7:39 am

I agree that something is wrong with Willie, but our offense is not that bad, Joe Cox aside. Alabama averages 30.8 points per game on offense and 11.7 on defense. Georgia averages 27.1 on offense and 26.1 on defense. Alabama has had 616 offensive plays to our 538, the extra touches on Alabama’s offense mainly because of their defense stoping the other team. You give us their defense or a defense similar, like we had with Van Gorder, and our touches and points both go up on offense. What Richt doesn’t want to believe is that only a select few have the abality to lead a defense like Van Gorder, Smart, Polini, Strong. I’m sorry, but Willie is not on that list and that’s Georgia’s problem right now. It takes defense to win championships. See Florida and Alabama for example. Oh yea, Monty Kiffin is on that list too, and when Tennessee finds a QB in a year or two, they will be back all the way, and LSU is not far off either. A great defensive coordinator will take good talent and make a great defense. That’s what Van Gorder did and thats why he is now in the NFL. That is what we need again to be in the upper level of the SEC.

Frank

November 9th, 2009
7:39 am

War Jacket is like all Aubies, can’t even decide who he really is, a war eagle or a yellow jacket, or is that ramblin’ tiger or a plainsman wreck? gtu is have a good season in an extremely weak conference, all things in the universe will right themselves very soon and gtu will resume their irrelevant existence.

THWGT!!!

Simply a dawg

November 9th, 2009
7:50 am

Just beat GT. I don’t feel good about Auburn and I’m not really concerned about a bowl game this year. Just beat those stinkin Yellow Jackets. PLEASE

theTruth

November 9th, 2009
7:58 am

First off, EVERYONE knows he is a FSU silent commit. Will he turn? Who knows. So, regardless what TN and FLA fans hope for, unless Bobby B steps down, he will be a Seminole.

Second, isn’t it amazing that Tech fans want to crow about what bowl game Ga will play in? That might not be funny except how many years in a row did you play on blue turf? At least play in a BCS game before running your mouth.

Willie, the rumor is that CWM will indeed step down as DC at the end of the year. And no, this isn’t the low point of UGA football, are you old enough to remember Ray Goff?

Joe Blow

November 9th, 2009
8:26 am

Hey Luc, did you see 45-19?

2N4YEARS

November 9th, 2009
8:42 am

I’m getting to the point where I really could care less about this recruiting thing. Wasn’t Caleb King supposed to be a great RB? How about Rashad Jones being the #1 safety in America?
Last time I checked Utah wasn’t littered with 4 & 5 star recruits & they manhandled Alabama last year in their bowl game.

godawgs

November 9th, 2009
8:53 am

If Rogers and Luc have any aspiration of going to the NFL, they’ll love Georgia, which is a top 5 NFL factory team. 55 players since 1999 have gone on to the NFL, 10 1st rounders. Hard to beat that.

Topp Dogg

November 9th, 2009
8:54 am

Go to Alabama and major in towels.

Supes

November 9th, 2009
9:26 am

I hope he comes to UGA, but godawgs, be fair now…he could go to LSU, USC, Tenn and or FLA and if he’s good enough STILL go to the NFL.

All of those schools would be good programs to go to and play LB and then go to the next level.

Andrew

November 9th, 2009
9:41 am

Jeff Luc needs to spend time with Brandon Spikes to improve his eye gauging skills.

DYNAMICBIGBOY

November 9th, 2009
9:47 am

Hey WarJacket, I am sure you bumblebees can tell us a lot about sorry bowl games as that is all you have been to for the last 15 years ( and lose them no less).

Ga on my Mind

November 9th, 2009
9:49 am

Luc is a Tennessee lock…..Get over it

LocoBurro

November 9th, 2009
9:50 am

Appling High’s D. Howard will be at the game.

Dale Howard ****
6′ 3″ 280 lbs. DT
Appling County High School
Baxley, GA

Micheal

November 9th, 2009
10:17 am

Newberg and Farrell at Rivals seem to think Luc is headed to Tennessee.

Dawg Drool (BaseballVol13)

November 9th, 2009
10:28 am

Luc is ALL VOLUNTEER!!! He loves Monte Kiffin and will be enrolling in January without ever committing to go anywhere. Hide and watch is all I can say!

Larry Blakeney

November 9th, 2009
10:32 am

We need him at Troy!!!

Dawg Drool (BaseballVol13)

November 9th, 2009
10:34 am

J Dog,

“when Tennessee finds a QB in a year or two,”

We HAVE a better QB than everyone in the SEC with the exception of Florida. No other QB has posted the stats against Bama, Florida or even you lowly “pups”! Since the 4th quarter of the Auburn game, no QB in the SEC has been better! The VOLS could very easily be 8 -1 right now. Before you say anything, I know we are 5 – 4. We are the 3rd best team in the SEC right now and will end up 2nd in the East!

ReptilesRule

November 9th, 2009
11:12 am

Jeff Luc is a Florida guy who has rarely been out of the state and will stay in Florida, probably with the Mighty Gators. He visited Tennessee but didn’t even bother to take his parents. He’ll have NO problem going to the pros if he’s a Gator, in case you haven’t noticed we are on NATIONAL TV every week now. The future thought of him playing the middle with Jon Bostic playing on the outside…now, where did I put my Ray Bans??? Good thing I got the polarized lenses…

Gator Growl

November 9th, 2009
11:18 am

Yeah, I think it’s a 3 way battle between the state schools although Lucs mom really doesn’t want him going to the mean streets of Miami. He has great things to say about every place he goes because that’s how he rolls. But in the end, there’s no place like home.

theTruth

November 9th, 2009
11:33 am

BVol, just like Orson Charles, Marlon Brown, Da’Rick Rogers? All Tn locks, correct? Please answer this one question about Luc. Since he didn’t make his trip to UTk and obviously hasn’t taken his parents to UTk (he said his parents would have to see any campus and also feel comfy), has he rescheduled a visit date to UTk? So, he has committed before his parents have made the trip? Not saying he won’t be a vol, but that sounds awfully strange.

Portland Dawg

November 9th, 2009
11:46 am

“he’s a UT lock”…..”a silent FSU commit”….”he’s going to the mighty gators”……”he’ll be wearing red and black this weekend”……

like any of you know…..lol

showtime

November 9th, 2009
1:51 pm

GEORGIA???? would you send your child to GEORGIA?????

bobby

November 9th, 2009
6:46 pm

i have advice for every fan that not a uga fan..how bout u get off this site and quit talking trash. mainly gt fans. are u serious? we beat yall every year and yall still think yall are better..however i will give it to yall are probably 3rd overall…..in the state

Joe Coxs' shadow

November 9th, 2009
6:48 pm

i would love to beeaatch slap all you Georgia haters, like we care what you think…We will be back on top and you will hate us even more…All aboard the 2010 bandwagon….Go Dawgs!!!!!!

Paddy

November 9th, 2009
7:50 pm

Luc will be going to Wichata State! They don’t play football any longer but they still have a football coach. Coach Justin Case said last week that Luc will be signing with the Shockers in Feb. He will of course, be re-shirted, then grey shirted, then black shirted and then yellow shirted. He will assigned a sports agent after his black shirt year and buy a SUV and house in Counsil Bluffs Iowa after his black shirt year. This has all been approved by the NCAA because they had no idea Whichita State was still in exsistence.

dawg

November 9th, 2009
8:00 pm

why do all vols fan think all good recuit go to all vols

G

November 9th, 2009
8:12 pm

Nobody knows where Luc will sign. Lets beat up Auburn again and show Luc that he needs to be in Athens and play next to Rennie next year!

S.E. Dawg

November 9th, 2009
8:58 pm

G: It’s time for the Bulldawg Nation to come together this weekend and make some noise. With all the recruits that will be in Athens Saturday, we need to let them know that we are still passionate about Georgia Football. We need to let them know that Sanford Stadium can be as electric as any stadium in the nation. We fans can make a big impression on the guys.

Recruitment Ron

November 9th, 2009
9:18 pm

Sorry Dawg fans, UGA isn’t in Jeff Luc’s top 5 and that is a fact. His top 5 are Florida, Florida State, Miami, Tennessee, and University of Southern California. USC is very doubtful as he wants to stay close to home and Miami is looking like a longshot. It’s really coming down to Florida and FSU, and with FSU’s troubles I expect him to enroll early in January at the University of Florida.

bank walker

November 10th, 2009
12:08 am

Luc is a UGA lock. He knows the Dawgs are just resting. He will be here to deliver the beatdowns next year. Book it!

LucisAwesome

November 10th, 2009
12:11 am

Luc would develop most effectively under Monte Kiffin’s wing. Go to the Vols and become the number one overall pick when the time comes!

Coach Right

November 10th, 2009
11:03 am

Remember Luc, “Georgia Saturdays…Built Ford Tough,”

TJ Vol

November 10th, 2009
10:29 pm

Luc…45-19 and more of that to come…..Enjoy yourself in Athens this weekend we will be back in October 2010 to lay the wood to them again. See you in Knoxville in January….

neb dooh

November 11th, 2009
7:34 am

why do the dawgs not have acouple of qb commits when cox leaves we only have 3 counting gray

neb dooh

November 11th, 2009
7:52 am

the top qbs should be looking at uga what is to be afraid of our top future qb could not beat out cox has been recovering from a broken leg and an arm injury this year mettenberger is a total project and gray throws wounded ducks we return all on o except moore and vance we get durham back and hopefully d rogers

neb dooh

November 11th, 2009
8:13 am

dont be intimidated by kiffin he blows a ton of smoke they lost to a pedestrian ucla team at home played wkent ohio and memphis ooc played 8 home games will lose 8 starters on o 4 good ones on d assuming berry leaves i cant wait till he brings his team to athens next year

neb dooh

November 11th, 2009
8:54 am

tenn has its hands full at ole miss this weekend if they lose they will battle kent for ind bowl or maybe music city auburn scares me more now and in the future they run the offense we at uga should run if malzahn was our oc we would be 7-2 now and would have played fla and tenn closer dawgs will have trouble with aub balance on o many formations misdirection throws to multiple targets must cover fannin dont let rec cross your face

neb dooh

November 11th, 2009
9:24 am

martinez had 8 starters returning this year for ga d houston is as good as any de that left cj byrd will never be confused with jake scott and our defense might be the worst i have seen at ga since i first followed dogs in 1964 martinez should coach special teams next year let fabris run the scout team and find a savvy dc preferably from nfl we will have 7 def starters return next year along with 2 superstar safeties in ogletree and hamilton need to move dobbs to dt he is too slow at de gamble needs to lose 15 lbs and get faster

cj

November 11th, 2009
1:30 pm

Inside source tells me he is going to Tech. bhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahhah. Fear the Bumble Bee! bhahahahahah

dawg

November 11th, 2009
2:38 pm

georgia need jeff luc who is the other 5 star visting uga

dw211

November 11th, 2009
6:25 pm

http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1005121

I don’t blame him if he chooses UT. I’d play for the greatest defensive coordinator in history too.