Frankston’s Kendrick Rogers Adds Arkansas State Offer
Kendrick Rogers received his 10th college football scholarship opportunity on Monday.
Arkansas State did the honors for the 6-4, 190-pound rising senior receiver from Frankston. The Red Wolves are the third Sun Belt Conference school to enter the mix.
Frankston head coach Matt Nally reported the news to ETSN.fm.
Things have really taken off for Rogers in the spring months. Eight of his college invitations have arrived since March 14.
Rogers participated in the third annual ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine last week and turned in solid performances.
Frankston's tall receiver finished in a tie for fifth in overall maximum jumping height at 11 feet and half an inch. He also tied for ninth among skill players, excluding running backs, with 14 reps of 185 pounds on the bench press.
Furthermore, Rogers flashed some speed.
He ran a 4.74-second 40-yard dash and a 4.29-second pro agility drill. Both events were laser-timed.
It's not only testing though.
Rogers was fifth in both receiving yardage and total receptions among East Texans during the 2014 season, and he reached those numbers in 10 games while others on the list had more contests to work with. Even more impressive, teammate Justice Bean ate into Rogers' numbers as the third-best yardage leader and ranked seventh in total receptions.
Frankston did not qualify for the Class 3A Division II playoffs in a league featuring state champion Waskom in addition to postseason participants Arp, Elysian Fields and New Diana.
Arkansas State, located in Jonesboro, Ark., is set to begin its fist season with head coaching continuity in five years under second-year head coach Blake Anderson.
The Red Wolves' program has been a launching pad for coaches in recent campaigns. Mississippi's Hugh Freeze, Auburn's Gus Malzahn and Boise State's Bryan Harsin each spent a single season in Jonesboro before taking their current jobs.
Arkansas State posted a 7-5 regular season record in Anderson's first season and accepted an invitation to the GoDaddy Bowl in Mobile, a loss to Toledo. Two of its other defeats came against power five conference schools in Miami and Tennessee.
Anderson's team isn't shying away from bigger competition. If Rogers signs with the Red Wolves, he would have the opportunity to visit Auburn during his true freshman season and help host Miami in 2017.
In addition to Rogers, the Red Wolves are actively recruiting two other uncommitted East Texas rising seniors. They are Liberty-Eylau athlete Ke'Mon Freeman and Liberty-Eylau defensive back Andre Wiley Jr.
Rogers' other offers include Cincinnati, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis, Mississippi State, North Texas and SMU.
He will become eligible to sign with any program that awards him a scholarship opportunity on Feb. 3.
2016 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Austin Anderson, OL, Mineola, 6-4, 289 – committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Arizona State, Arkansas State, Auburn, California, Cincinnati, Houston, Illinois, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina, North Texas, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Vanderbilt (27)
- Riley Anderson, OL, Mineola, 6-5, 287 – committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Arizona State, Arkansas State, Auburn, California, Cincinnati, Houston, Illinois, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina, North Texas, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas, TCU, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Vanderbilt (27)
- Demarco Boyd, RB/LB, Gilmer, 6-0, 215 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Baylor, Florida State, Texas A&M (4)
- Ke’Mon Freeman, QB/ATH, Liberty-Eylau, 5-11, 188 – offers from Arkansas State, North Texas (2)
- Travon Fuller, CB, Athens, 6-0, 160 — committed to Texas A&M (1)
- Zach Hall, ATH, Tyler Lee, 5-11, 170 – offers from Baylor, Texas Tech (2)
- La’Darius Hamilton, LB, Corrigan-Camden, 6-1, 220 — offer from ULL (1)
- Keenen Johnson, ATH, Alto, 6-1, 190 – offers from SMU, ULL (2)
- Brandon Jones, S, Nacogdoches, 6-0, 190 — offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Boise State, California, Florida State, Georgia, Houston, Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Purdue, SMU, Stanford, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UCLA, USC, Washington State (38)
- Braylon Jones, DT, John Tyler, 6-3, 285 – offers from Air Force, Army, Houston, Navy (4)
- Bronson Massie, DE/LB, Lufkin 6-3, 202 – offers from California, Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, Texas State (4)
- Cody Mitchell, TE, Jasper, 6-5, 225 — offers from Illinois, Louisiana Tech, Missouri, Texas State, ULL (5)
- Kendrick Rogers, WR, Frankston, 6-6, 207 — offers from Arkansas State, Cincinnati, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Mississippi State, North Texas, SMU, ULL, ULM (10)
- Micahh Smith, DB, Marshall, 5-11, 185 — offer from Texas State (1)
- Aphonso Thomas, RB, Van, 6-0, 190 — offers from Colorado State, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas State (5)
- Andre Wiley Jr., OLB/S, Liberty-Eylau, 5-10, 170 – offers from Arkansas State, Army, Louisiana Tech, Navy (4)