Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway has a number of prospects in the Class of 2013 and 2014 that are drawing a great deal of attention from college programs. Rising junior wide receiver Ricky Rogers is one name that has not received a great amount of publicity yet, but with two early offers that is sure to change in the coming months.
Rogers has picked up early offers from Rutgers and Toledo and is also receiving steady interest from Maryland, Pittsburgh, Penn State, West Virginia, Michigan and Michigan State.
"So far so good with recruiting," said Rogers, who is 6-foot-2 and 192-pounds. "I might try to do a couple of unofficial visits this summer. I'm planning on it, but I'm not sure which ones."
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Rogers picked up his first two offers in the spring, and has had a chance to visit Rutgers during a recent passing camp at the school. Overall he is still gathering information about both programs.
"They are both really good schools," said Rogers.
This off-season Rogers has made it a point to improve several parts of his game.
"I plan on getting stronger, faster and working on my explosion out of my break," said Rogers, who has also established a few goals for the 2012 season. "The goals for the team this year are to win section, then win WPIAL and then finally win states."
Rogers has also had to adjust to his recent transfer to Gateway, which he explained.
"I transferred so that I can train during the day with my dance teacher," he said. "I have been a competitive dancer since the age of five and I plan on majoring in dance in college, so this training with her will help me prepare for that."