Report: Former record-setting Mississippi HS tight end Chase Rogers leaving Louisiana-Lafayette for Ole Miss
It appears Chase Rogers will finally get his chance to compete in the Southeastern Conference.
A former Tennessee commit, Rogers did not end up playing with the Volunteers after decommitting leading up to 2017’s National Signing Day and instead enrolled at Louisiana-Lafayette.
While that likely wasn’t the destination Rogers envisioned for himself during his prolific high school career, David Johnson of 247Sports is reporting that the tight end is leaving Louisiana-Lafayette and plans to join the Ole Miss program. Rogers will not be eligible for the 2019 season and is currently rehabbing after suffering a broken foot.
Rogers is set to be a redshirt sophomore in 2019.
The former St. Stanislaus standout from Bay Saint Louis, Miss., played with current LSU backup quarterback Myles Brennen in high school. Together, the two put up some ridiculous numbers at St. Stanislaus as Rogers ended his high school career as Mississippi’s all-time high school leading receiver with 216 receptions, 3,729 receiving yards and 44 receiving touchdowns.
Despite only playing in eight games his freshman season at Louisiana-Lafayette, Rogers was honored as a third-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection. Rogers was rated as a three-star prospect and the nation’s No. 30 overall tight end in the 2017 recruiting cycle.