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Rogers has four early offers

Arlington (Texas) Bowie has sent players all over the country the past few seasons. In the class of 2012, the Volunteers have three prospects with multiple offers in running back Russell Hansbrough, athlete Kolby Listenbee and defensive end Jessie Rogers.
While his two teammates have had their names out there for quite some time, Rogers is relatively new to the scene. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound junior has picked up four offers so far this semester.
"I have offers from Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Kansas State and Houston," Rogers said. "The Houston one came in, I think in January. Kansas State was in February. Oklahoma State was in January and Arkansas was this past weekend."
Rogers was in Fayetteville this past weekend for a junior day and says he liked what he saw.
"It went really well," he said. "I saw a whole bunch of stuff I liked, like the indoor practice facility and the weightroom. They told my coach they were offering me. They didn't pull me aside or anything. That's also how I found out that Kansas State offered me."
The Saturday visit was the third junior day Rogers has attended so far.
"I've also been to Houston and Oklahoma State," he said. "The Oklahoma State one was the 19th of February so I already had the offer before I went. Houston offered me a few days after my visit there.
"Houston was pretty good. The facilities weren't as new as Oklahoma State's. I really liked all the stuff at Oklahoma State, especially all that new stuff they just built a few years. I also liked the environment around Oklahoma State."
The big defender hopes to see some out-of-state schools in the near future.
"I have plans to probably visit Kansas State over spring break," he said. "I might visit the University of Kansas then too."
In addition to the four programs to have already extended offers, Rogers is receiving interest from a number of other schools as well.
"University of Kansas is recruiting me quite a bit," he said. "Oregon is really heavily recruiting me. Michigan is also heavily recruiting me. I got invited to TCU and I'm hearing a lot from Tennessee as well."
Though it is still early in the recruiting process, Rogers does admit that a trio of schools has caught his eye.
"To me, the schools that are standing out are probably Oklahoma State, Oregon and Arkansas," he said.
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