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Five-star, top-10 offensive lineman sets decision for May 20 and UK could be the choice

By LARRY VAUGHT

Could Kentucky football be in position to land a five-star  offensive lineman from Michigan who is ranked among the nation’s top 10 players in the 2020 recruiting class?

Well, we should know May 20. That’s when Michigan offensive guard Justin Rogers, who got his first college scholarship offer from UK three years ago, will make his college choice.

His final five schools are Kentucky, Georgia, LSU, Michigan and Texas. That’s a powerhouse group but several college football recruiting analysts — including 247Sports recruiting analyst Steve Wiltfong — actually favor Kentucky

Kentucky has not signed a five-star player since Mark Stoops landed Matt Elam, an in-state defensive lineman. Kentucky has not signed a top 10 overall player since Tim Couch in 1996.

Rogers made his official visit to Kentucky the weekend of April 26. That’s the same weekend that quarterback Beau Allen, offensive lineman John Young and cornerback Andru Phillips also visited — and all are now verbally committed to Kentucky.

Rogers will be making his official visit to Georgia the weekend of May 17th and then announce his college choice the following Monday after he gets back to Michigan.

3 comments

  1. You’re really wanted at UofK big guy, so come on down!

  2. The Georgia visit is troublesome, but just maybe UK wins out. I sure hope so. Need some 5 star players on this UK roster. Can’t get enough of big strong and talented offensive lineman. Come on Justin, make BBN happy.

  3. I think this could be just a tease. Bama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, and even Texas are all great places to play. It would be great if he does pick us, but my gut says Bama or Michigan gets this kid.

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