San Diego County is one of the most underrated areas for football talent in the Golden State. At one time there were more players from the city of San Diego playing in the NFL than any other city. That is pretty impressive, when you think of all of the talent that comes out of the cities of Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, and Miami and other football hotbeds. The San Diego class of 2010 is the best in years.
One of the best players from the San Diego area this season will be running back Leslie Rogers (6-1, 190, 4.5) from San Diego (Calif.) Point Loma.
The talented running back is getting letters from everyone, but offers could be slow in coming since he tore his ACL during the playoffs against eventual state champ San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral. The game was close until Rogers was injured.
Scott Glasson of San Diego Ballers a group that covers San Diego high school football is very impressed with Rogers.
"Leslie is the fastest tall running back we have had in San Diego since Arien Foster," Glasson said. "He is hearing from everyone and if his knee is okay, he will be able to name his ticket regarding colleges."
Arizona, USC, Washington and San Diego State are showing interest in Rogers.
Rogers earned second-team San Diego Section all-CIF as a junior and is a two-time all-league performer.
For his junior season, Rogers rushed for 1,517 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. He's also a threat to catch the ball and even led the team in receptions with 16. He added 195 receiving touchdowns and had two receiving touchdowns.
Point Loma head coach Mike Hastings is certain that Rogers has a big future ahead of him.
"Leslie is a legit D-I talent," Hastings said. "He just needs to heal up. The doctors are projecting him to start cutting again in midsummer and he should be ready to go when camp starts in August."
"Leslie has a great burst and outstanding speed," Hastings said. "He has tremendous upside and possesses everything that D-I schools are looking for in a running back.
"Leslie won our league in the 200 has a sophomore," Hastings said. "He beat his teammate, senior, Josh Wade who is a freshman at San Diego State. It is a shame that he won't be able to run track this spring."
The scouting report on Rogers is he has a really quick twitch and once he hits the hole, he's gone. He has excellent vision and is very economical with his movements. He doesn't waste any time getting downhill.
Definitely one to keep an eye on as the recruiting and his healing process moves on.