Harding junior LB Rogers starting to pick up steam on recruiting trail

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Warren Harding’s Davion Rogers is being compared to former Raiders LB Prescott Burgess.

The fine Warren Harding football program has had its share of
outstanding college football prospects. Maurice Clarrett, Prescott
Burgess and Mario Manningham were Harding stars who headed to the Big Ten. Junior linebacker Davion Rogers might be the next.


The fine Warren Harding football program has had its share of outstanding college football prospects. Maurice Clarrett went from Harding to stardom his freshman season at Ohio State, and Prescott Burgess and Mario Manningham were standouts for Michigan just to name a few Harding stars who headed to the Big Ten.

Junior linebacker Davion Rogers is being favorably compared to Burgess by many familiar with Harding football.

The 6-foot-6 and 200-pound Rogers was not eligible his sophomore season.  He took care of things academically and on the football field as a junior. Rogers led Harding in tackles with 60 and registered four sacks playing strong side linebacker.

Rogers is receiving mail from many college football programs. He is working very hard on his academics and as long as he takes care of things on that front, the scholarship offers are going to come. Rogers says he has made the honor roll this school year.

Rogers is friends with Manningham and lived across the street from Burgess a number of years ago. However Rogers is not thinking about the Maize and Blue.

“I like O-State,” Rogers said. “I can’t mess with Michigan. Ohio State is where I’ve wanted to go since I was a little kid. That’s my school. My whole family likes Ohio State. I’ve been watching them since I started watching football.”

Rogers says he plans to go to the Buckeyes’ football camp next summer and also wants to get down to Columbus for some Ohio State football games.

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