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Five-star UK football commit Justin Rogers is visiting for the Toledo game

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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.

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.”

And then he followed it up with a tweet in July, saying that he “can’t wait” to return to Lexington.

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.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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12 Comments for Five-star UK football commit Justin Rogers is visiting for the Toledo game



  1. N-UR-i
    12:31 pm August 30, 2019 Permalink

    Get some!



  2. ChetSteadmansSalisburySteak
    12:38 pm August 30, 2019 Permalink

    No such thing as “rock solid” in recruiting until pen meets the paper.



  3. bigblue31
    12:59 pm August 30, 2019 Permalink

    I hope all the empty seat don’t scare him off.



  4. ClutchCargo
    1:15 pm August 30, 2019 Permalink

    Go cats, and go early signing period! 😉



    • cats646
      1:25 pm August 30, 2019 Permalink

      Clutch? Is this your way of coming out and admitting weneedpitino was you all along? Lol



    • ClutchCargo
      1:38 pm August 30, 2019 Permalink

      I wish I could claim that, but the best I can do is pretend and have fun with it.



  5. RackEmWillie
    1:34 pm August 30, 2019 Permalink

    As long as we can keep him for a little over 3 months, until that early signing period starts, I’m good.

    I won’t say “solid” until that moment. And when the fax comes through, then I’ll be happy.



  6. blueblood80
    1:40 pm August 30, 2019 Permalink

    Yep, I agree, the many empty seats and a noon start will create a less than ideal atmosphere. Shame we can’t fill the stadium!



  7. 2andToodleLoo
    3:24 pm August 30, 2019 Permalink

    Sign this Mofo ASAP!



  8. TomKat9698
    5:34 pm August 30, 2019 Permalink

    I’d say that a lot of empty seats are due to little league football starting over the wknd. Noon kick-off sucks, plus, UK not having alcohol for the AVERAGE fan doesn’t help!



  9. JASUN74
    6:05 pm August 30, 2019 Permalink

    There’s not going to be many empty seats. What is wrong with you guys. They’ll be people flooding in tomorrow before game time begging for tickets. It may not be a sell out but it will be a great atmosphere and a full stadium. Have some faith and try to be positive for once. And for all you babies saying he hasn’t signed yet. Cry me a fricking river. He’s going to be here from Michigan for game 1! If that doesn’t say rock solid, I don’t know what is. Bunch of negative bitccches!!



  10. My Dixie Wrecked
    9:16 am August 31, 2019 Permalink

    Wait until he sees how small the stadium is and how small the crowd is.