January 27, 2011
2012 Iowa standout to visit MSU
One of the top recruits in the Midwest for the class of 2012 will be Charles Rogers of West High School in Iowa City, Iowa. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect is a dynamic athlete that could project at multiple positions. SpartanMag.com caught up with Rogers and he gave us the details on his recruitment thus far.
Michigan State is already getting busy on identifying some of the top prospect they plan on recruiting for the class of 2012. Spartan Running Back Coach Brad Salem has been on the road in states like Iowa and Wisconsin touching base with high school coaches. West High school is one of the places that Coach Salem hit.
This past year Rogers did a little bit of everything for West High. He starred on both sides of the ball. We asked him about his role and the honors he received for his play.
"I played offense, defense and special teams," he said. "I rushed for over 700 yards and 6 touchdowns. I completed 88 of 166 passes for 1351-yards and 9 touchdowns. I also had 17 tackles and several pass break-ups. I was named team MVP and made 1st team All-Conference."
Roger's play has already garnered him one scholarship offer and numerous BCS schools are in frequent contact. Spartanmag.com asked Rogers' about the schools that are showing him the most interest at this point.
"Iowa State, Iowa, Michigan State and Texas A&M have all been by my school at least once, he said. Iowa State has already offered. Most of the schools are saying they like as either a wide receiver or defensive back. Iowa State told me I could have a shot at quarterback if I wanted."
Rogers has already been busy as far as checking out schools and in February he will be able to visit a few more.
"I went to Iowa's Junior Day a few weeks ago. I am heading to Iowa State on the 5th and Michigan State on February 27th."
The trip to Michigan State will be the first for Rogers. We asked him what his thoughts are about the Spartans.
"I know they have a real good program. I think I could probably come in and help them on either side of the ball. I think I could see the field sooner on defense."
Roger sis still in the early stages of his recruitment. He wants to visit several schools and see what offers he receivers before he decides to narrow things down. He also stated that he plans on hitting some camps and combines this spring and summer so that he can showcase his skills and compete against the top players out there.
Michigan State also was likes to have prospect on campus for a day of camp in the summer. That way the staff gets to evaluate the players in person and the player get to work with his position coach and build rapport. SpartanMag.com will keep in contact with Rogers in the coming weeks,. We will be sure to get some quotes about his time at Michigan State once he returns from East Lansing.
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