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.