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Early Signing Period: DJ Rogers, come on down!

The Washington product flipped from Cal to TCU to play tight end.

The Horned Frogs get another athletic receiving tight end to fill the void left by Pro Wells’ impending departure.
Melissa Triebwasser

I mean, seriously, this is getting a little crazy now.

DJ Rogers, one of the top tight ends in the country, and another four star prospect, flipped to the Frogs Wednesday morning, at the start of the early signing period, from Cal to join #CarterBoys21 as the 14th signee of the day and the fourth four star of the group.

Rogers is an intriguing prospect; at 6’3” with elite athleticism for his size and a polished skillset, this is a tight end with serious pro potential. Just take a look at what 247 Sports recruiting analyst Brandon Huffman has to say:

Rogers is an elite route runner, with consistency in easily getting open, using his hands to catch the body with tremendous body control in adjusting to throws. Can stretch the field but also be used in the shorter passing game and has good top-end speed, with ability to take a short pass into a large gain. Will need to continue to improve and develop as a blocker and won’t likely be used as an inline blocker but flexed out where he can be a mismatch against linebackers and defensive backs. Projects as immediate Power 5 contributor and projects as second or third day pick.

Rogers was a highly-recruited prospect who held a whopping 34 offers, making him one of the most heavily offered recruits of the cycle. Schools like Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Michigan, Oregon, USC, Stanford, and Washington came calling for him, before he ultimately chose Cal in December of last year. Expected to enroll in the fall of this year, Rogers never matriculated to Berkeley, meaning the Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, WA) product never started his collegiate clock.

That put him back on the market, and the Frogs put a heavy push on the tight end over the last several weeks to get him into the fold.

The eighth ranked tight end of the 2020 class, and one of the ten best prospects in Washington state that same year, Rogers led his team to a 12-2 record as a senior and the #2 ranking in the state, as well as the Class 3A football state championship. He caught 33 passes for 452 yards and six touchdowns for the season. Across his high school career, he displayed excellent hands, solid body control, and plenty of physicality as a pass-catcher and blocker at the tight end position. He’s the kind of fluid athlete that can make a huge impact in the Big 12’s wide open offensive schemes.

Check out his highlights below!