Korie Rogers Commits to Clemson: Analyzing Tigers' New 4-Star ILB Recruit

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIMay 30, 2013

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports

Korie Rogers is the No. 7 inside linebacker in the 2014 class, according to the 247Sports Composite, and he's committed to play football for Dabo Swinney and Clemson.

He's a big commitment, and if he stays committed until signing day, he'll go down as one of the marquee recruits in the Tigers' 2014 class. Rogers is from Buford, Ga.

Kipp Adams of ESPN.com reports on the commitment:

"I am committed to Clemson University," Rogers said. "It feels great to get it off of my chest. I am excited about being a Clemson Tiger." 

While other programs, including nearby Georgia, were in contention for the 6-foot-1, 207-pound linebacker, Rogers feels both he and the Clemson program can benefit the most from each other.

"I picked Clemson because of how well I fit in into the University," Rogers said. "The atmosphere and football there are incredible. Clemson is on the rise to the top, and I would love to be a part of it." 

Rogers goes down as the eighth commitment to Clemson's class, and he's the Tigers' first defensive commitment. 

He's 6'1'', 210 pounds, but he plays like a much bigger linebacker. He's physical at the point of attack and he isn't afraid to be a downhill player and be aggressive. He'll meet a lead blocker head on, make contact, disengage and get after the ball-carrier. He really stands out because of his solid open-field tackling.

Rogers is good on the edges, and he has ideal length and elite speed. He'll be able to meet a running back on the edge or shoot the gap and backfield quickly to make a play. His speed will translate to the blitz game, and he does a good job of getting after the quarterback.

Overall, Rogers is a fundamentally sound linebacker. He has a good first step, he wraps up when he tackles and he's not afraid of contact.

He's everything you look for in a linebacker recruit, and his future is bright.


Note: All scouting and analysis done via tape study of film provided on Rogers' 247Sports profile page. Star rankings courtesy of the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

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