The Tennessee Vols could make a major splash in late May if they manage to land the top offensive guard in the nation.
2020 four-star offensive lineman/defensive lineman Justin Rogers, 6-foot-2/311 lbs, tweeted his top five schools on Wednesday evening. And the Vols are among those who made the cut.
Rogers also announced that he plans to commit on May 20.
I will be committing May 20 at Oak Park High School let me know who trying to come DM me y’all have to see this be there at 4:00 pm🤟🏽🤟🏽💯 pic.twitter.com/hGJSRkyCAT
— Justin Rogers (@AllAmerican52JR) May 8, 2019
The Michigan native, who is rated as the top player in the state of Michigan, recently told 247Sports that Tennessee is selling him on the opportunity to start immediately at defensive tackle in Knoxville.
Regardless of which position Rogers ends up playing, he’s obviously a talented player who could help Tennessee from day one.
It would also be a big deal if Tennessee landed the four-star recruit over conference rivals LSU and Georgia. These are the recruiting battles the Volunteers have to start consistently winning in order to return to the top of the SEC.
Getting a commitment from Rogers (and possibly Tate Ratledge on May 13) would likely help Tennessee in other ways as well. Specifically, it could kickstart the Vols’ 2020 recruiting class.
Tennessee currently has only six commits to their 2020 class, but that shouldn’t be a concern for UT fans. The Vols were in a similar position at this same time last year and they ended up closing the recruiting cycle with a top 12 class.
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