Justin Rogers is officially in the Bluegrass. The Michigan native and five-star recruit announced his arrival on Twitter early Sunday morning, dropping the “pin” emoji to signify his location change to the University of Kentucky.
Rogers was ranked by Rivals as the No. 16 player in America, and he’s the highest-ranked UK signee in the internet era of recruiting rankings. The highly-touted prospect originally said he’d be reporting to campus on June 15. However, things must have changed in the past few days, as it appears as though he officially arrived this weekend.
— Justin Rogers (@AllAmerican52JR) June 21, 2020
He isn’t making the college transition alone. A KSR and Drew Franklin favorite – Marquan “Big Bully” McCall is helping his “little bro” move into the dorms (or at least that’s what it looked like on Instagram Saturday afternoon). The two go way back – their relationship is part of the reason Rogers ended up choosing Kentucky over Georgia and other football powerhouses in the first place.
“I have people down there,” Rogers told 247 Sports after his initial commitment. “Marquan McCall, I played high school with him; DeAndre Square, I played little league with. Those are guys I have a relationship with.”
“I told him, ‘It’s a family. They’re going to care of you; I’m going to take care of you,’” said McCall at the same time. “I was thinking about Kentucky in 10th grade, and I said to him, ‘I might go there, so you should come play with me, too.’”
All three Detroit players chose Mark Stoops and the Wildcats, and now all three are in Lexington, ready to begin their official preparations for the upcoming season.
— DeAndre Square (@d_square10) June 19, 2020
If the Cats got these three Michigan natives to choose the Bluegrass, could Rayshaun Benny be next?