A little more than a week ago, Jahari Rogers, a one-time top 10 overall cornerback prospect coming out of high school, entered the transfer portal looking for a change of scenery from Florida.

Now Rogers has announced that he has committed to SMU.

The former Gators defensive back will now play much closer to home as he is from Arlington, Texas. As a recruit, he was the No. 8 cornerback prospect in the country and a top 100 overall recruit in the 2020 recruiting cycle.

At Florida, Rogers appeared in 3 games (Missouri, Alabama and Oklahoma) and registered two tackles for the Gators. He came to Gainesville after he was picked participate in the 2020 Under Armour All-American Game. Rogers saw a lot of action against Oklahoma, which was expected to be a launching point for the Gators looking to the 2021 season. Rogers was viewed as one of the younger players who could potentially step in as a meaningful contributor going forward.

It was reported by 247Sports that SMU assistant head coach Ra’Shaad Samples and cornerbacks coach Stefan McClure were both in contact with Rogers when he hit the portal, FaceTiming with the new transfer prospect as soon as possible. Samples’ relationship with Rogers goes all the way back to Texas when Samples was on staff with the Longhorns.