When the weather starts cooling off in November, the college football recruiting scene really heats up, and that's the case for Evans High School senior Steven Rogers.
The cat-quick wideout has started to put up some big numbers, now that quarterback Travis Clark is back in the lineup for the Knights.
Rogers also has picked up the pace off the field by visiting college campuses. He was in Athens for the Georgia-Tennessee game earlier this month, and was back at UGA last weekend to watch the Bulldogs whip Vanderbilt 48-17.
This week Rogers will head to Boone, N.C. for the Appalachian State-Wofford game. He also plans to make unofficial visits to Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and possibly Memphis.
Currently, Rogers is waiting on scholarship offers, but he shouldn't have to wait much longer.
According Scott Kennedy of The Insiders (located on the newbergrecruiting.com web site), Rogers is one of the most talented prep receivers in the state.
"As I say on the web site, I saw him three times this summer, and I came away thoroughly impressed," Kennedy said. "He is fluid, and has that ability to separate when the ball is in the air."
Rogers lists his favorite schools as Georgia and South Carolina, but he also likes Auburn, Memphis, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
Rogers isn't the only Evans football player getting attention from small colleges around the south. Defensive backs Tanis Manor and Osmond Brinson each have been getting letters.
There are some other Columbia County high school football players being courted by college programs, and we'll give you an update on those prospects next month.
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