Ahead of planned commitment, Michigan's top prospect adds Alabama to his list following talk with Nick Saban
Justin Rogers recently appeared set on naming his college destination but after a recent conversation, a new team has entered the mix.
If you are unfamiliar with Rogers, he is the No. 1 prospect from the state of Michigan and the No. 30 overall prospect for the 2020 recruiting cycle according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. The 6-foot-2, 311-pound product of Oak Park High School is being recruited as an offensive lineman by some schools and a defensive lineman by others, but no matter which side of the ball he ends up on, he has the potential to be one of the best players in the class of 2020. Rogers recently announced he planned to officially commit to the school of his choice on May 20th after narrowing his options down to Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, LSU and Michigan.
While Nick Saban doesn’t have a Twitter account, clearly someone at Alabama monitors the social media site for him because a day after Rogers’ announcement on Twitter, the Michigan lineman got a call from the Crimson Tide coach.
Now Rogers’ top five is a top six, with Alabama officially in the mix to land the big man from Michigan.
“Wow… Just had an amazing conversation with Coach Saban. I officially have a new top 6,” Rogers tweeted out on Thursday. “Roll Tide!!”
Alabama currently has the No. 3-rated recruiting class in the country but the Tide only have two defensive linemen committed in Alabama natives Jayson Jones and Jah-Marien Latham and no offensive linemen in the class. Landing Rogers would help add a valuable member to either line of scrimmage for the Crimson Tide, something Saban must have recognized as soon as he saw the Oak Park native was nearing an end to his recruitment.