Clemson lands No. 2 outside linebacker in the country


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Clemson’s first defensive commitment for the 2014 recruiting cycle is ready to help a program that he thinks is on the rise.

Korie Rogers Korie Rogers
Outside Linebacker
6-2, 200
Buford, GA

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out of Buford (GA)- the No. 2 outside linebacker in the country and No. 4 prospect in the Peach State- became Clemson’s eighth commitment for 2014 when he committed Wednesday afternoon.

Rogers brought his family to visit the campus for the first time, and he told TigerNet that he just felt that he belonged at Clemson.

“I decided to commit because of just how well I fit into the university,” Rogers told TigerNet Wednesday night. “The atmosphere in football is incredible. Clemson is a program that is on the rise and I want to be a part of that.”

Rogers’ parents were sold on Clemson’s academics after a tour of Vickery Hall.

“My family just wanted me to go to wherever I felt was best for me, but from the looks and their reaction I think they were pretty excited and proud of me,” Rogers said. “I know they were extremely happy and liked how the academic process at Clemson works.”

Rogers said that he is excited about the coaching that he will receive on and off the field at Clemson.

“The coaches are incredible. They will not only turn you into a great football player, but into an even better person,” he said. “I know that I will be successful when I leave Clemson University.”

The 6-2, 218-pound prospect says that for all the good he does on the field, he is an even better person off the field.

“They’re getting a person who is definitely going to stay out of trouble, stay on top of their grades, and will be there for his teammates,” he said. “And, I’m a decent linebacker on the field.”

After Rogers visited for the Orange & White Game, his top five were Georgia, Clemson, Tennessee, Auburn, and South Carolina; however after making his commitment official he doesn’t plan on taking any more visits.

During his junior season, Rogers accounted for over 100 tackles, 12 sacks, 30 tackles for loss and seven interceptions in Buford’s state title campaign.

Rogers became the fourth commitment out of the state of Georgia and will take on fellow commit Deshaun Watson Deshaun Watson
Quarterback
6-3, 190
Gainesville, GA

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in week three of the 2013 football season.



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Front Page Story: Clemson lands No. 2 linebacker in the country
TigerNet News
Man, we are lighting up Georgia
BentZero
Dang...the Tigers have landed an athlete & student in Korie!
lightbulbbill®
Blam !
Tigerdug23®
Great commitment for the Tigers!!
TigerzzRoar®
I can see the signs in the stands now
CUgrad2011
Re: Great commitment for the Tigers!!
NorthATLtiger
Ohhhh Michael Carvell and the AJC aren't going to like this***
BigCUFan®
Countdown to Korie's next official visit starts now....***
RU4GOD2®
Tell us when you get to ONE ZILLION!!***
Tiger5
His block at 3:10 was nasty!
Bleedorange09
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson lands No. 2 linebacker in the country
ash4trek
Welcome Korie and family to the Clemson family!!!!
Tiger5
When he shows up to practice is when we "land" him.***
tigerdrummer®
Re: When he shows up to practice is when we "land" him.***
allorangeallthetime52®
No doubt a 4 star talent but why rated so inconsistanly
ArmyTiger87®
Re: Ohhhh Michael Carvell and the AJC aren't going to like this***
ALLIN4CU®
Carvell! Anybody seen Carvell?
David78®
Time to lockdown.....
ALLIN4CU®
AJC already reporting he's...Never Mind. GO TIGERS!***
ColaTownTiger
Nice pickup, sounds like a good, well-adjusted kid***
AllTimeClemson
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson lands No. 2 linebacker in the country
Streaking Tiger
He better "soft tackle" DW in week three of their upcoming
zettner®
Re: He better "soft tackle" DW in week three of their upcoming
David78®
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson lands No. 2 linebacker in the country
Dugatiger®
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson lands No. 2 linebacker in the country
tigersam59®
Gonna have a good front 7 this year by all accounts and...
SolidOrange007

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