Texas A&M Offers Frankston Receiver Kendrick Rogers
Kendrick Rogers won't be flying under the recruiting radar any longer.
Texas A&M offered the senior Frankston receiver on Sunday, Rogers confirmed to ETSN.fm, immediately following a camp it conducted on-campus in College Station.
It's Rogers' 11th college football scholarship opportunity and second invitation from an SEC school. However, the Aggies' offer is his first chance to play in-state within a power five conference.
Nine of Rogers' college choices have arrived since March 14.
Rogers (6-4, 190) enjoyed a very good individual junior season at Frankston. He ranked fifth in both receiving yardage and receptions on the 2014 ETSN.fm statistics leader board and accomplished the feat in 10 regular season appearances while others had playoff games to up their numbers.
The receiver caught 57 passes for 1,045 yards and 10 touchdowns. Teammate Justice Bean provided a one-two punch with 1,095 yards and 11 touchdowns on 56 receptions.
Despite the aerial assault, with a 4-6 overall record and 2-5 mark in District 8-3A Division II, Frankston did not reach the postseason.
Texas A&M enters Rogers' mix on the heels of an 8-5 season, its worst since joining the SEC for competition in 2012.
The small step back did nothing to slow its dominance on East Texas recruiting. Head coach Kevin Sumlin and his staff pulled in a region-leading five signees in February and already have three local commitments in the 2016 cycle.
Mineola twin tackles Austin Anderson and Riley Anderson as well as Athens athlete Travon Fuller are committed to the program. It is also heavily in the mix for Nacogdoches safety Brandon Jones' services.
Texas A&M has won 18 conference titles through its 107 years of various affiliations. It claims the 1919, 1927 and 1939 national championships and has produced 22 consensus All-Americans in addition to two Heisman Trophy winners.
Frankston will be under new management this season. Former Tyler Lee head coach Mike Owens agreed to become the program's new head coach last week.
Owens took over a Tyler Lee program in 1996 that had only made four playoff appearances in its 38 years of existence. He led the school to 13 postseason appearances in 15 seasons, including the 2004 Class 5A Division I state championship, before retiring in 2011.
Former head coach Matt Nally resigned to take an assistant coaching job at Melissa.
Rogers, like all 2016 football prospects, will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him 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)
- Gabe Foster, RB/DB, Newton, 6-3, 180 — offers from Purdue, ULM (2)
- Ke’Mon Freeman, QB/ATH, Liberty-Eylau, 5-11, 188 – offers from Arkansas State, North Texas, SMU (3)
- Travon Fuller, CB, Athens, 6-0, 160 — committed to Texas A&M (1)
- Alex Gregory, WR, Nacogdoches, 5-11, 175 —offers from Texas State, ULM (2)
- 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)
- Adrian Harris, OL, John Tyler, 6-2, 290 — offer from ULM (1)
- Jerrod Johnson, OL, Lufkin, 6-2, 290 — offer from ULM (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, Colorado State, Houston, Navy (5)
- Bronson Massie, DE/LB, Lufkin 6-3, 202 – offers from California, Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, Texas State (4)
- Denzel Mims, WR, Daingerfield, 6-4, 180 – committed to Baylor; additional offers from Arkansas State, North Texas, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulsa (6)
- 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, Texas A&M, ULL, ULM (11)
- Micahh Smith, DB, Marshall, 5-11, 185 — offer from Texas State (1)
- Aphonso Thomas, RB, Van, 5-10, 180 — committed to Nebraska; additional offers from Colorado State, Kansas, Nevada, Texas State (5)
- Jeremy West, OL/DL, Chapel Hill, 6-2, 297 — offer from ULL (1)
- Andre Wiley Jr., OLB/S, Liberty-Eylau, 5-10, 170 – offers from Arkansas State, Army, Louisiana Tech, Navy, Texas State (5)