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Justin Rogers says he “can’t wait” to get back to Lexington



Once 2020 five-star defensive tackle Justin Rogers committed to Kentucky, everyone knew it would be a challenge to keep some of the other top programs in the country away and earn his signature on National Signing Day this winter.

After a brief time of worry when Rogers posted a few tweets that seemed to indicate he was wavering on his commitment and followed it up by officially visiting Alabama, 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 today, Rogers tweeted once again that he “can’t wait to get back to Lexington.”

As the Kentucky coaching staff remains highly optimistic that the  will end up signing with UK, one source close to Rogers also tells KSR that they are confident he’ll end up in Lexington when it’s all said and done.

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.

Rogers, who is rated as Rivals’ No. 12 prospect in the class of 2020, chose the Wildcats over offers from Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, and Michigan, among others.

You can see his impressive highlights on the offensive and defensive lines below:

162 days left until National Signing Day.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

7 Comments for Justin Rogers says he “can’t wait” to get back to Lexington

  1. BluemanGreen
    3:04 pm July 9, 2019 Permalink

    Keep working your butt off and come dominate next year!!!

  2. ukkatzfan
    4:17 pm July 9, 2019 Permalink

    We are looking forward to his return also.

  3. SuperTroy18
    5:09 pm July 9, 2019 Permalink

    Next year’s class, along with most of Stoops’ guys, are seriously high character kids. They’re getting more and more physically talented as the recruiting classes go on; but they’ve always had lots of integrity, for the most part. I love that.

    • mashburnfan1
      6:06 pm July 9, 2019 Permalink

      So true and something BBN should be proud of. Is great to have talent but if they are bad people then talent does not matter to me. We are getting both talent and good people, awesome to see and a tribute to the staff. I have said the same thing about the basketball team, Cal and staff do a great job of bringing young men to UK that are just good people and teaching them to stay humble and give back. Can say the same about other sports as well, is so nice that we seldom here of a UK athlete doing illegal things. There are so many players you can’t avoid it all together but we have pretty low numbers the last several years.

  4. Dark Soul
    10:36 pm July 9, 2019 Permalink

    i remember most of the fans calling for stoops job in year 2. thank god they are not the ones running things

    • satcheluk
      1:43 pm July 10, 2019 Permalink


  5. notFromhere
    4:00 am July 10, 2019 Permalink

    Can’t wait for you to get to your new neighborhood, Mr Rogers! Excited to see you suit up for the blue-n-white!