Four-star target Rogers: ‘The lack of passes to the TEs doesn’t worry me’
Despite a change to the Air Raid offense, USC is still recruiting the tight end position aggressively for the 2020 class.
The Trojan coaches already have a commitment from legacy recruit Jack Yary. They also hope to add DeAndre “DJ” Rogers to the class.
If Rogers does sign with USC, he would arguably be the most talented player Clay Helton and his staff adds to the roster after the season.
The product from Eastside Catholic HS in Sammamish, Wash. recently placed USC in his list of top schools. There’s also been a lot of talk about him joining the Trojans. That being said, it hasn’t been unusual for top rated prospects tied to USC’s class through rumors to spurn the Trojans this year. Elias Ricks, Justin Flowe and Myles Murao are just a few examples.
Something else could prevent Rogers from joining the Trojans. Despite USC’s aggression when it comes to recruiting the position, the coaches aren’t as aggressive when it comes to getting the ball to tight ends on the current roster.
The tight ends at USC have caught one pass for five yards so far this season.
USC247.com caught up with Rogers to ask him if he’s concerned about those stats. He says he isn’t.
“No, the lack of passes to the tight ends doesn’t worry me,” Rogers said. “I’m more of an hybrid player and I don’t quite know where USC would put me. But the fact that they are air raid and throwing the ball more excites me.”