Kentucky’s top football commitment Justin Rogers will be on campus this weekend.
According to Justin Rowland of Rivals.com, the five-star lineman is making the trip from Oak Park, Michigan to Lexington for Kentucky’s season-opener against Toledo on Saturday.
“Safe to say at this point he’s rock solid,” Rowland added.
Five-star Oak Park, Mich., defensive tackle and #BBN commit Justin Rogers is visiting Kentucky for the Toledo game tomorrow. Safe to say at this point he's rock solid.
— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) August 30, 2019
Rogers, who is rated as Rivals’ No. 14 prospect in the class of 2020, chose the Wildcats back in May over offers from Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, and Michigan, among others. 247Sports lists the 6-foot-4, 315-pound prospect as the No. 55 recruit in the nation and has him at No. 43 overall on their Composite rankings.
While the five-star prospect has been listed as an offensive guard for the majority of his recruitment, Rogers plays on both sides of the football, and actually prefers to play defensive tackle in college. Kentucky plans on playing him there when he gets on campus.
There was a brief time of worry back in June when Rogers posted a few tweets that seemed to indicate he was wavering on his commitment and followed it up by officially visiting Alabama, though Kentucky has seemingly picked up all the momentum once again.
Back on June 24, the five-star prospect tweeted that he was still “100% committed to Kentucky.”
— Justin Rogers (@AllAmerican52JR) June 24, 2019
And then he followed it up with a tweet in July, saying that he “can’t wait” to return to Lexington.
Man I can’t wait to get back to Lexington#BBN ?
— Justin Rogers (@AllAmerican52JR) July 9, 2019
Kentucky’s highest-rated commitment in the class of 2020 will have that opportunity on Saturday when the Cats take on the Rockets of Toledo.
Speaking of Rogers, national recruiting analysts Mike Farrell and Adam Gorney over at Rivals.com hosted a high school football fantasy draft featuring all of the top recruits in the nation, and the Kentucky commitment was one of just eight total defensive linemen taken. You can find that here.
Not too shabby at all.