Breathe easy, TCU fans, Justin Rogers is officially a Horned Frog. While seated on a silver throne, the No. 35 overall player in the 2018 recruiting class signed his National Letter of Intent on Friday evening, much to the relief of Horned Frog fans all across the country.
Not that it was really much of a surprise, seeing how Rogers had been committed to TCU since May 31st. Not to mention his relationship with TCU offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie has been well documented, and his mother is on record as the founding member of #CarterMom18. But when the top QB commit in Louisiana decides to go somewhere other than LSU, you know the full court press is going to come.
It did, with Matt Canada and Ed Orgeron never letting up. LSU fans tweeted at him by the hundreds. And Texas A&M tried to swoop in late to snag him, and his buddy Terrace Marshall, striking out on both.
When you watch Rogers game film it’s easy to see why he had almost 30 offers, including schools like Georgia, Miami, Oregon, Texas, Texas A&M, Tennessee, and Ole Miss, not to mention Harvard. His 6-4, 210 pound frame, coupled with his laser-rocket arm and great mobility earned him his No. 2 dual-threat QB rating.
Rogers, an Elite 11 finalist, competed at The Opening, a Nike competition designed to pit the best high school players against each other in a 7-on-7 tournament, on the same team as TCU target JaMarr Chase, leading Team Vapor Speed to the finals and impressing scouts along the way.
With Rogers at QB, and Terrace Marshall at WR, it looked like Parkway High School was well on its way to a state title run, but season-ending injuries to both Rogers and Marshall dashed those dreams. Rogers is well on his way to a full recovery, coming off of surgery to repair torn ligaments in his knee. He’ll have plenty of time to get to know the playbook as an early enrollee, and with Shawn Robinson in line to start in 2018, Rogers will be able to gain full confidence in that knee long before he has to step on the field.
Rogers is the highest rated recruit to ever sign with TCU, according to 247 Sports, eeking out LaDarius Brown and Jalen Reagor.
TCU now has 18 of their 19 commits signed, with a few huge targets still on the board. Rogers is a critical piece to the 2018 class, but he won’t be the last addition.
Welcome, officially, to the Frog Fam Justin!