NSD February 2018 - Casey Rogers
Casey Rogers, DL, 6-5, 250, Syracuse, N.Y. (Westhill HS/Old Farms Prep School (Avon, Conn.))
A talented multi-sport athlete, Casey Rogers committed to Nebraska in January. He spent the 2017 season at a prep school after initially planning on playing college lacrosse.
Rogers was originally a standout lacrosse and football player at Westhill High School in Syracuse, N.Y. He committed to play lacrosse at Syracuse, where his father Lelan was an assistant coach. But after planning on playing lacrosse collegiately, Rogers had a change of heart. After deciding instead to pursue football at the collegiate level, Rogers turned down scholarship offers from Western Michigan and West Virginia and opted to spend one year at Old Farms prep school in Avon, Conn., to increase his football exposure.
The decision paid off, as Rogers helped Avon Old Farms to an 8-1 record in 2017 and a berth in the New England Class A state championship game. Following his season, Rogers received scholarship offers from numerous Power Five programs including Cal, Indiana, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh and Vanderbilt, among others. He visited Alabama and Ohio State in December before committing to Nebraska. Rogers was rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports. ESPN listed him among the nation’s top 90 defensive ends.
Rogers was also a four-year member of the varsity football team at Westhill High School in Syracuse before his one year at Old Farms. Rogers was also named a high school All-American in lacrosse after scoring 62 goals and compiling 79 points as a senior.