Mechanicsville (Va.) Hanover athlete Sam Rogers is a prospect to watch. The 6-foot-0, 205-pounder is starting to pick up interest. What's the latest for the Richmond area prospect?
"Boston College and Alabama were sending letters weekly during the season," he said. "I'm on a lot of I-AA schools lists too, Richmond, William & Mary and James Madison. I've talked to Coach Reid a little bit from Virginia and I went to Virginia Tech's camp last summer. Recruiting is picking up more this spring."
Rogers latest visit was to Virginia for the Virginia Tech game back in the fall.
"It was fun," he said. "Coach seemed sad after the game, but I got to see how it all works out and I think I'm good enough for Division I football, that is my goal to play at the highest level."
As interest really begins to start up more this spring, what is Rogers looking for?
"I want to be part of a winning team, that is the biggest thing for me," he said. "I also want to play at the highest level to be the best player I can be. I'm looking for someone to believe in me and trust in me.
"I have a good GPA too, a 4.2."
Despite injury, Rogers earned all-metro honors as a junior.
"I played quarterback and got hurt midway through the season," he said. "I couldn't throw the rest of the way and played some H-back. I also played linebacker."
A very versatile prospect, what sticks out about Rogers?
"I think the biggest thing about me and what I pride myself on is my work ethic," he said. "I'll out work anybody and I take pride in that the most."