Tennessee assistant coach Ed Orgeron was in Calhoun on Tuesday trying to pry away wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers from Georgia and it appears the Vols are using quarterback Nash Nance to try to get him.
Orgeron, the Vols’ assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator, had an in-home visit with Calhoun’s record-setting quarterback on Tuesday. Rogers, Nance’s close friend and one-time roommate, was also in the home at the time. Nance, a three-star prospect who has been committed to Vanderbilt since June, was offered a scholarship and set up an official visit to Tennessee for Jan. 22. Nance said Rogers will make the UT visit with him.
Apparently Orgeron didn’t run any of it by Calhoun coach Hal Lamb.
“I heard that Orgeron was over there [at the Nances] yesterday and offered Nash but I didn’t know anything about Da’Rick,” said Lamb, whose father Ray Lamb works for the University of Georgia Athletic Association. “I haven’t talked to anybody from Tennessee. They did that behind my back and I’m not happy with them.”
Rogers could not immediately be reached for comment but insisted to Scout that the Bulldogs have no cause for concern.
“I’m still 100 percent solid to Georgia,” Simmons quoted Rogers as saying. “Tennessee came to offer Nash and that is what it was. Georgia fans and coaches have nothing to worry about as of this point.”
Georgia coaches are countering. They were coming to Calhoun for an in-home visit with Rogers on Wednesday and Rogers is scheduled to make his official visit to Athens on Jan. 15, the week before the Tennessee trip.