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5-star lineman Justin Rogers sets decision date and announces final 5

The Cats are in good position to land a top-10 player.


Just a few days after Kentucky got a slew of 247 Sports crystal ball projections for offensive guard Justin Rogers, he has announced his decision date. On May 20th, we will know his college destination.

In addition, Rogers has announced his final five: The Kentucky Wildcats, Georgia Bulldogs, LSU Tigers, Michigan Wolverines and Texas Longhorns.

Over the past few weeks, the Wildcats have been picking up some momentum in the recruitment of Rogers, who they have been going after for the past few years, even being the first school to offer him three years ago.

Kentucky currently has 33% of the Crystal Ball picks on 247 Sports, good enough to be ‘leading’ the recruitment. Insider Steve Wiltfong has also made his pick for Kentucky.

On Rivals, Kentucky currently holds the lead with 44% of the picks.

Rogers is the top offensive guard in the entire 2020 class, and he is ranked No. 10 overall, according to Rivals. He could be Kentucky’s highest-ranked recruit since Tim Couch in the 1996 class. Rogers has what it takes to immediately contribute to the offensive line rotation, and he has even more potential to grow into one of the best offensive linemen in Kentucky history.

Rogers had his official visit to Kentucky on April 26th, and ever since then is when Kentucky has been picking up steam in his recruitment.

One concern for Kentucky is that Rogers’ decision date is on the heels of a visit to Georgia on May 17th, just a few days before he tells the world where he will go to college. Seeing how they’re also getting picks in his Crystal Ball, one would think this is essentially a Kentucky vs. Georgia battle.

However, the fact is that all of the buzz is around Kentucky recently. Mark Stoops and his staff have continue to pick up recruit after recruit, and it seems that the Kentucky Football program is trending up on a very steep curve.

Rogers is from Oak Park Michigan, so seeing Michigan on his list is worth mentioning, even if they’re not getting much buzz. If staying close to home is not a priority, then Kentucky has an even bigger chance of landing the star guard.

And if Stoops could land his first five-star recruit since Matt Elam, you have to think that the flood gates open for even more of them to find their way to Lexington.

Speaking of Elam, a former defensive tackle, some think that’s where Rogers could end up playing, as he also plays that at a high level.

Watch the videos below to see the some highlights from Rogers’ high school career.

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