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Iowa stands out to Rogers

When Iowa offered Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers wide receiver Mike Rogers in March, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect took note. Rogers has not seen a lot of new recruiting action since, and the Hawkeyes remain a strong contender for his services.
"Me and Coach [Eric] Johnson talk about ever other day. We're real comfortable now," Rogers said. "He had come out to my school a couple weeks ago to see me work out. I'm still trying to keep my options open, but I am kind of confident in going there to Iowa."
Any decision, Rogers said, would likely come towards the end of the summer. He plans summer camps at Michigan and Wisconsin, and is receiving strong interest from Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota and Purdue. He has spoken with only a small handful of coaches on the phone this spring, and made just one campus visit in April
"I just visited IU's spring game, but that's it so far," Rogers said. "It went real well. They made me feel like I was a player there. The coaches were real nice and it was a nice feel.
"I also have to make it down to Purdue and I will be there probably the first or second week of June. I still have to call Minnesota and Purdue. Illinois said they have to see my transcript and then they will offer me."
Illinois was one of the schools that Rogers did have a conversation with since the Spring Evaluation Period started. He spoke with assistant coach Mike Ward.
"We didn't really talk that long," Rogers said. "He was really just trying to get to know me and he said after he gets my transcripts he is going to contact me again."
Rogers also holds an offer from Bowling Green. He received both of his offers on back-to-back days in March.
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