Last weekend, 3-star DE Casey Rogers visited Nebraska with his family. Monday, he got a visit at his school from Scott Frost, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander and defensive line coach Mike Dawson. On Tuesday, Rogers became a Husker.
— Casey Rogers (@caseyrogers99) January 17, 2018
The defender from Avon Old Farms prep school in Avon, Connecticut, becomes the third defensive lineman to join the class along with Colorado native Tate Wildeman and Nebraskan Masry Mapieu. When I caught up with Rogers after his visit, he could not have been more positive about his experience in Lincoln.
“I loved it honestly. I was really excited to meet coach and all his assistants. I was excited to go to the Midwest. I had only been to Colorado. I was really excited to get out there. I had heard so many great things about Nebraska but at the same time I had never even seen pictures of Nebraska until I got interest from them and I started researching them. I absolutely loved them. The fan base is so awesome. I can’t explain how much everyone out there is excited about coach Frost from the fans, the students to the players.
"Even the players can’t wait to get started and can’t wait to have one on one meetings and get to know him because everyone knows what coach Frost can do to a program. Everyone knows Nebraska is a sleeping giant right now. Last year was obviously a disappointment but I think next year they’ll start to turn it around. I think coach Frost has the ability to coach this team to a national championship in the next couple of years.”
Now Rogers gets to be part of the group that hopes to help the Huskers regain their glory.
Nebraska beat out Vanderbilt, Pittsburgh and Indiana for Rogers commitment. Rogers was scheduled to take an official visit to Vanderbilt this weekend but canceled. He did take official visits to both Alabama and Ohio State but neither school offered. Rogers is the 16th pledge of the Huskers 2018 recruiting class.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.