2013 Shelby defensive end Dane Rogers visited Clemson Saturday where he attended Junior Day and got to learn more about the Tiger’s football program.
“Man it was great. I got to see everything. I got to know the coaches well. I got to tour the whole school. They took us to the game and that went well as Clemson won. We got to see where the players stayed,” said Rogers.
The defensive coaching staff spent a lot of time with Dane.
“I got to talk a lot with coach Brooks who is my recruiter. I also talked with coach Venables. They were asking me how I liked everything and said they look forward to getting me back in the spring,” said Rogers.
The top defensive end plans to camp at Clemson this summer.
“Coach Hobby said he wanted to work with me this summer so I will probably go to camp there this summer,” said Rogers.
Dane is no stranger to Clemson as he visited many times with his counsin Carlos Watkins and his teammate Jonathan Bullard. What would it be like to play with Carlos?
“Since he is going there it would be an even better experience. We could play on the same side of the ball like we did when we were kids,” said Rogers.
Which teams are showing the most interest in the Shelby standout?
“I would have to say NC State since they were the first to offer. Clemson and Florida are also showing a lot of interest,” replied Rogers.
Did the Clemson staff say anything about an offer this weekend?
“They didn’t speak much in offer terms. That really wasn’t on their mind. They just wanted me to get comfortable and see if I liked it. I told them I liked everything. It is a great atmosphere. I think when the time has come I will get that offer,” said Rogers.
What are Dane’s thoughts on the Gators?
“They want me to come down some time. I told them I will be down in February. They are very interested in me,” said Rogers.