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Justin Rogers will officially visit Alabama

Allen Trieu | 247 Sports

Allen Trieu | 247 Sports

We have confirmed the mystery school hot on the pursuit of Kentucky commit Justin Rogers.

Less than two weeks after he committed to UK during a ceremony at his school, the five-star lineman revealed his plans to take another official visit. At the time many (including myself) speculated that official visit would be to Tuscaloosa. We were right.

Rivals’ Andrew Bone reports Rogers will officially visit Alabama this week. After this trip he will have one remaining official visit available. Rogers previously visited Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Even though Rogers is still hearing out pitches from other teams, he’s still considered a UK commit. His Kentucky announcement video is pinned to the top of his profile and he was publicly recruiting a four-star Michigan defensive back on UK’s behalf as recently as last week.

The Justin Rogers saga is far from finished.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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39 Comments for Justin Rogers will officially visit Alabama



  1. UKinIN
    1:04 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    No issue with Rogers doing this but I don’t understand why he committed to UK. He heard from Saban before he committed. Why not postpone the decision?



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      1:05 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      Makes Saban’s people have to pay more.



    • mashman 93
      1:32 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      Saban doesn’t have to pay anything to steal a recruit from Kentucky. Just stop!!!



    • StuckinLville
      2:47 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      If Saban pays people then Cal does too. So do you really believe that? You sound like an idiot.



    • 4everUKblue
      1:31 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      Saban won’t have to pay more than UK because we don’t pay players.



    • 4everUKblue
      1:34 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      Also I agree with mashman, he doesn’t have to pay, just look at how many recruits go first round at Bama, that’s a big payday.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      4:28 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      Former Bama players have admitted as much. Saban can’t beat evenly talented teams.



    • mashman 93
      6:07 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      What players have admitted that? Show me. This is Kentucky football not Kentucky basketball.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      8:17 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      Wow bashburn you’re attacking or football program instead of Cal for a change. DJ to name 1 of several.



  2. mikecovey
    1:09 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    That announcement was a large, organized event with countless people standing up to say great things about this 17 year old kid. If I sat through that ii would be irritated right now.



    • binarysolo
      2:09 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      Bruh… this happened as recent as Wandale Robinson’s big announcement.



  3. Bruce Dickinson
    1:15 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    If he changes to Alabama, will there be another ceremony?



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      1:27 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah at his mother’s favorite car dealership.



    • nocode96
      3:12 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      Do you seriously think Alabama has to pay off recruits? One of the best programs and coaches in history, a legit dynasty, Alabama doesn’t need to do that, especially to steal a UK recruit.



    • Bruce Dickinson
      4:06 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      Playing football at Alabama is close to the level of playing basketball at Kentucky. I can’t imagine they need to pay players. Having said that, I hope this kid stays with UK.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      4:32 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      Former Bama players have admitted as much. If we lost him to Clemson I’d believe it was legit.



  4. Cole28
    1:26 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    Alabama will through the house at him. He probably knows this. If nothing else, he gets to enjoy a fantastic and free trip, and not feel bad for ultimately saying “no” (if he does), as Bama knew full well that he was already committed.



  5. abobicesaevior
    1:32 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    Visit Alabama then reaffirm his commitment to UK. Good optics for the program.



  6. RealCatsFan
    1:51 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    For once, I would like to see Saban get stiffed on a recruit.



  7. Headhurts
    1:56 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    This Rogers kid is already having a impact on our football program so much so that our staff needs to do everything in its power (legally) to keep this kid on board, what ever Bama offers we need to double that.



  8. binarysolo
    2:11 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    Is he really a UK “commit” if he’s still visiting other schools? Football recruitment terminology is confusing.

    I guess with the transfer portal you can’t even refer to players who actually signed and is on campus a player for that school.



  9. tmcclan16
    2:17 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    Lol well that was a short lived commitment only took a couple of weeks to loose this one.



    • Ridge Runner
      3:23 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      I hear ya. This prompted my commitment tongue in cheek comment below. Hehhhhh



  10. @GoCayts
    2:20 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    “His Kentucky announcement video is pinned to the top of his profile”

    – this video says nothing about Kentucky



  11. Catsfan1715
    2:30 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    It’s funny that people on here are actually surprised by this. I don’t blame the kid one bit. He should take all of his officials, most recruits do, regardless of commitments. Hopefully we keep him. But with the negative recruiting going on, and the dirty nature of recruiting in general I suspect this one will be a roller coaster. At the very least this back and forth creates an “out” for these kids to transfer to a school that will hand them a starting spot if they can’t handle the challenges of their freshman/rs season.



    • StuckinLville
      2:48 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      I have to completely disagree. If a kid wants to use all their officials, they need to do so before they commit to a school. It’s called integrity.



    • Catsfan1715
      3:29 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      I think our expectations of 16-17 year old kids are just different. Not disagreeing with your point of integrity…



    • Catsfan1715
      3:33 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      However, just because a kid lacks the emotional maturity/integrity at 16-17 to uphold his commitment, in my opinion, doesn’t make him a bad kid or a player we don’t want anymore. Just means they are still learning and I still hope we have the chance to watch him on our field.



    • StuckinLville
      5:56 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      Im not talking about upholding a commitment. I’m talking about taking all visits before you commit just like they do in basketball. Football recruiting is already shady enough.



  12. Ridge Runner
    3:21 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    Okay.. so take me through the definition of the word, commitment again.
    Lol



  13. John Capilari
    3:58 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    Commitment = girlfriend. Everything ok until something better comes along.



    • Ridge Runner
      4:06 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      Haaa.. there ya go sir.



    • makeitstop
      7:59 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

      Yea, commitment to a 17 y/o is to go to prom next month. Even that could change by next week. You don’t get to sit back and relax just bc someone said they’d go to prom, u better keep holding the door, getting the chair and showing respect; secondly, the more that commit, the more that sign, so keep getting the commitments! From what I recall about high school dating it sounds about the same as high school recruiting. With that said, I’m going to go hold the door… and do what I’m told.



  14. ClutchCargo
    4:02 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    A lot of our fans sound exactly like other schools’ basketball fans when we recruit a guy the other school thought they had wrapped up.



  15. jaws2
    4:40 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    No shock here, it’s the way of the world today. Sad really. If I were these kids I’d take every visit I could because you only get this experience once in life. I just think a kid should take all his visits prior to ‘committing’ to any school. Otherwise you just sit yourself up for ridicule.



  16. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    5:24 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    How are these kids getting declared academically eligible if they don’t
    even know what commitment means.



  17. UKCatAttack
    6:16 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    Was he 1000% committed? If not he wasn’t committed at all.



  18. gasman01
    6:38 pm June 11, 2019 Permalink

    He’s Alabama bound…