Oak Park, Michigan offensive lineman Justin Rogers tweeted out his Top 13 on Tuesday, and as expected, he included the Buckeyes. What may have not been expected, however, was that he did not include either Michigan or Michigan State.
don’t ask no questions My top schools pic.twitter.com/JKpODw1h6p
— Justin Rogers (@AllAmerican52JR) June 5, 2018
Joining Ohio State on Rogers’ initial cut down were LSU, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State, Auburn, Florida, Penn State, USC, Alabama, Kentucky, Arizona, and Tennessee.
Rogers (6-4 280) is rated the No. 1 offensive guard in the 2020 class per 247Sports and the No. 13 player overall. He is a potential 5-star prospect in the eyes of the recruiting services.
Rogers plays right tackle for his Oak Park High School team and is an explosive brute. He fires off and can get into the second level with ease. He can push, pull, and has plenty of experience pass blocking. He’ll likely need to get taller to play tackle, but if he’s already 6-foot-4 as a sophomore, he may not be done growing.
At a recent The Opening Regional Combine, however, Rogers showed that he is more than capable of handling himself in one-on-one situations against top 2019 pass rushers Zach Harrison and Stephen Herron.
As the picture above shows, Rogers was on Ohio State’s campus with his mother this past weekend on an unofficial visit. It was the second time in a month that he has taken an OSU visit. He also visited Tennessee and Alabama this spring.
Rogers told the Michigan Insider last month that his top two were Ohio State and Georgia, with Michigan sitting third.
The No. 1 player in the state of Michigan in 2020, Rogers has a host of offers, but it is the Buckeyes who are the Crystal Ball favorite to land him. Of the 13 predictions so far, all have pointed to Ohio State.
The Buckeyes currently have one commitment in the 2020 class. Tennessee offensive tackle Jake Wray (6-5 290) committed back in April. He is the No. 13 tackle in the nation and the No. 92 player overall. He is the younger brother of current Ohio State freshman offensive tackle Max Wray.