Committed: UNLV Football Recruiting – Justin Rogers is a Rebel


UNLV Head Football Coach Marcus Arroyo is having one hell of a start to his tenure at UNLV. Last week he secured or kept 13 Rebel commitments during his first official visit recruiting weekend. What could he have in store for week 2?


Well, I’ll go back to what I said last week about how Coach Arroyo and his staff are going to approach recruiting for his UNLV football program. “A few things I can be sure of about the way Coach Arroyo and his staff is going to recruit; he will be aggressive with the players that he targets, and he won’t bring in players who are going to be an academic risk.”


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Fast forward a week later, and UNLV has landed one of the biggest transfers in college football in former TCU Horn Frog quarterback Justin Rogers.

Rogers comes to UNLV as the highest-rated player in school history. According to 24/7 Sports, Rogers was a 4-star prospect coming out of Parkway High School (Bossier City, Louisiana) and rated .9772. The next highest rated player in school history was running back Alvin Marshall, who was rated .9333. Watch Rogers’ High School highlights in the video above.

Just two years ago, Rogers was the crown jewel of TCU’s 2018 class. The No. 43 overall player in the 24/7Sports Composite was the highest-rated signee in Horned Frogs history. He was the future. But a gruesome knee injury early in Rogers’ high school senior season slowed his development as a freshman and even into his sophomore year. He only played in one game over two seasons and will have three years of eligibility at his next stop.


Justin Rogers UNLV Football Recruiting“I could play today,” Rogers told 24/7Sports Chris Hummer regarding his health. “A lot of people don’t think that. I think part of that is my fault being so quiet about the whole thing. But that’s how I like to deal with a lot of stuff, under the radar. If I had to go play a game today, I’d be perfectly fine.”

“I tell plenty of people if they have any questions I have clips, plays, and things like that I can show if anybody is questioning if I’m healthy or not.” 

Injury also held Rogers to just one game as a senior. As a junior, he passed for 2,646 yards and 26 touchdowns with another 566 yards on the ground and nine rushing scores. Rogers is expected to appeal for immediate eligibility.


What does this mean for UNLV and the quarterbacks that are currently on the roster?


Armani Rogers (no relation), Kenyon Oblad, Max Gilliam, Markell Grayson, and Travis Mumphrey are all still on the Rebels roster and highly touted commit Doug Brumfield from Junipero Serra (Gardena, CA) are all slated to be in the quarterback room when fall camp starts. Oblad ended 2019 as the starter for Rogers, who dealt with injury and inconsistent play all year.

Coach Arroyo said when he came to UNLV that everyone has a clean slate, and all positions are open for competition, which included the QB position. Justin Rogers can make the throws that Oblad can, but can also keep the ball and run the way Armani Rogers does.


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I have not been told this, but I believe Rogers is the clear cut favorite, should the NCAA grant him immediate eligibility, to be the Rebels starting quarterback when they open Allegiant Stadium in August against Cal.



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