On Tuesday, 2014 safety prospect Mike Rogers 6’1” 184 Smyrna (GA) Campbell received word that a Missouri offer had come his way. Not long after, he spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about the offer from Missouri, as well as the current status of his recruitment.
“It felt real good (to receive a Missouri offer),” said Rogers, talking about the news that he received from Missouri Assistant Coach Alex Grinch. “It felt real good knowing that they really want me.”
About a year ago, Rogers had moved to Smyrna from Belleville, Illinois, so he’s pretty familiar with Missouri from his days in the St. Louis area. As a junior at Smyrna, Rogers was a two-way player on the football team, and a member of the track team.
He’s being recruited by a number of schools to play corner or safety, and he currently holds offers from Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Syracuse, and UCF, among others, in addition to Missouri. He’s already taken unofficial visits to Georgia Tech and UCF.
“I’m just taking it all in,” explained Rogers. “I want to get around and visit some of the others schools that have offered me.”
Rogers is planning to take an unofficial visit to Missouri before the season gets started. He named Missouri to a narrowed list of his top five schools that includes Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and UCF.
“I like Mizzou,” said Rogers, who wants to study sports medicine in college. “They’re in the SEC. That’s where the big dogs run.”
Rogers reports personal bests of 4.50 seconds in the forty-yard dash, and a 38” vertical jump. He has personal bests of 22’7” in the long jump, 22.7 seconds in the 200 meters and 50.0 seconds in the 400 meters. He’s done 6 reps at 225 pounds in the bench press.
“I’m ready,” said Rogers. “I’m just ready. I’m ready for my senior season to kick off.”