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Post Rogers gives UGA a key receiver commitment

Tuesday June 9, 2009

Another key piece of the future of Georgia’s passing game was added today when Calhoun (Ga.) receiver Da’Rick Rogers gave his verbal commitment to Georgia. Rogers, at 6’3″ and 206 lb., is currently rated as the #4 receiver and #22 overall prospect by Rivals.com. He’s currently the top-rated prospect according to Rivals.com at any position from the state of Georgia.

Rogers becomes Georgia’s 5th verbal commitment for the class of 2010.

The commitment is significant on several levels. Of course landing top Georgia prospects is a big priority for the coaching staff. The receiver position still isn’t incredibly deep, but the talent level is starting to pick up to a level that can match the quarterbacking talent that will be in place. Rogers was also an important target because of Georgia’s lukewarm interest in Markeith Ambles, another highly-rated Georgia receiver prospect. Other schools are reportedly backing off of Ambles which sheds a little light on Georgia’s lack of interest, but that strategy put all the more pressure on getting Rogers.

More information:

  • Rogers’ other offers included Alabama, LSU, Florida, FSU, Ole Miss, and West Virginia.
  • As a high school junior, Rogers caught 66 passes for 1,300 yards and 11 TD.
  • Calhoun HS is also the home of redshirting Georgia receiver Kris Durham.
  • In 2008 Calhoun reached the class AA state championship game before falling to Buford. They’ve won their region every year since 2001.

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