Houston The Third School In Five Days To Offer Frankston’s Kendrick Rogers
It's safe to say the recruiting trail is beginning to heat up for Frankston 2016 receiver Kendrick Rogers. The Indians playmaker received his sixth overall Division I FBS offer and third in five days on Tuesday.
Frankston head football coach Matt Nally confirmed to ETSN.fm that Rogers (6-6, 207) received a scholarship opportunity from Houston, Tuesday afternoon.
The talented receiver was offered by Mississippi State on Friday and ULM on Monday before hearing from Houston.
Rogers' six offers are fourth-most among East Texans in the 2016 recruiting class, trailing only Nacogdoches safety Brandon Jones (38), and Mineola offensive linemen Austin and Riley Anderson (26).
Houston now has four offers out to regional prospects entering their senior seasons -- Rogers, the Anderson twins, and Jones.
The Cougars, who compete in the American Athletic Conference, finished 8-5 a season ago. It was capped by a dramatic 35-34 come-from-behind victory over Pittsburgh in Fort Worth's Armed Forces Bowl on Jan. 2.
Houston has a long tradition of recruiting the East Texas area. Cougars quarterback Greg Ward, a 2013 signee from John Tyler, engineered the bowl game comeback and is joined by several other native East Texans on the roster.
Tom Herman, who won a national championship with Ohio State as the Buckeyes' offensive coordinator in 2014, took over as Houston head coach for the fired Tony Levine back in January.
Rogers enjoyed a solid junior season at Frankston, ranking fifth in East Texas with 57 receptions and caught for a region fifth-best 1,045 yards. He returns to an Indians team that went 4-6 and 2-5 last year in the ultra-competitive District 8-3A Division II, which will also feature reigning state champion Waskom.
Rogers, like all incoming senior football prospects, will become eligible to sign with any program that offers them on Feb. 3, 2016.
2016 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Austin Anderson, OL, Mineola, 6-4, 289 – offers from Arizona State, Arkansas State, 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 A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Vanderbilt (26)
- Riley Anderson, OL, Mineola, 6-5, 287 – offers from Arizona State, Arkansas State, 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 A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Vanderbilt (26)
- Demarco Boyd, RB/LB, Gilmer, 6-0, 215 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Baylor, Florida State, Texas A&M (4)
- Zach Hall, ATH, Tyler Lee, 5-11, 170 – offer from Texas Tech (1)
- Travon Fuller, CB, Athens, 6-0, 160 — committed to Texas A&M (1)
- La’Darius Hamilton, LB, Corrigan-Camden, 6-1, 220 — offer from ULL (1)
- Keenen Johnson, ATH, Alto, 6-1, 190 – offer from SMU (1)
- 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 Missouri, Texas State (2)
- Kendrick Rogers, WR, Frankston, 6-6, 207 — offers from Houston, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, North Texas, SMU, ULM (6)
- Aphonso Thomas, RB, Van, 6-0, 190 — offers from Colorado State, Kansas (2)
- Andre Wiley Jr., OLB, Liberty-Eylau, 5-10, 170 – offers from Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech (2)