One of new North Carolina Tar Heels head football coach Larry Fedoras top targets in the 2013 recruiting class is offensive tackle Na’Ty Rogers out of Owings Mills, MD.
At 6-4, 260lbs, Rogers has the physical tools to be dominate as both a run and pass blocker. An extremely versatile lineman who has shown the ability to play tackle, guard and center effectively. I like him at tackle at the next level, his combination of size and athleticism don’t fit the interior as well.
Rogers could fit many roles at the next level. He has some growing to do, he’s pretty raw and he needs to play more explosive if he wants to be a star at the next level. Early in his collegiate career he could serve multiple roles as a backup across the offensive line as he develops.
If added to Carolinas 2013 class he would join four star stud RJ Prince of Albemarle, NC and could be the foundation of a terrific future OL. Prince is a future star in waiting who could step in and play right away as a freshman in my opinion if he continues to improve at the rate he has over the last season. Rogers projects to start off slower in his collegiate career but could end up with the higher ceiling if he figures out how to put it all together.
Interest is high on Rogers who was an early offer for Fedora in the 2013 class. Rogers is considering as many as 26 schools including many of the powerhouse programs in the country. Schools Rogers is rumored to be considering include: Arizona St, Arkansas, Boise St, Clemson, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Nebraska, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, NC State, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Carolina, SMU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.