By: Gerry Hamilton
Four-star quarterback Justin Rogers was presented with an Under Armour All America jersey on Tuesday along with teammate Terrace Marshall Jr., in a ceremony at Parkway High (Bossier City, La.).
For the TCU commitment, Tuesday’s ceremony was a dream realized.
“This has been a dream and now a blessing,” said Rogers. “Watching Brandon Harris play in the game, I’ve wanted to be a part of it ever since.”
The 6-foot-4, 198-pound Pelican State signal-caller will miss the game following season-ending knee injury with his focus having now shifted to rehabbing before heading off to TCU in January.
“I’m one-and-a-half weeks since surgery. The first week was really tough. There was a lot of pain and denial. I started rehab this week, and the pain is going away. Now it’s about working hard to get back to 100 percent, and get ready for college.”
Four questions with Justin Rogers:
What player are you looking forward to competing with or against in the Under Armour All-America Game?
Definitely, who I wanted to be on my team was Terrace and JaMarr (Chase). We were on the same team at The Opening and got to the finals. I felt like we could have put up numbers in the game.
If you could start a team with any player in your class, who would it be and why?
ArDarius Washington. He’s a safety from Shreveport Evangel and committed to LSU. He’s a hard worker, and understands the game. He understands the game is 80 percent mental, and is the best safety I have ever gone against.
What is your earliest football memory?
My earliest memory is the game against Terrace when I scored six TDs and he scored five. Our parents knew each other, but we didn’t know each other. The next year, we played on the same team and have ever since.
What number do your wear, and why?
I wear 1. It’s the number I have always played with. You see the 1, and it’s an important player and a leader on the field.