Jahari Rogers commits to the Florida Gators over Texas

The Florida Gators picked up a big commitment from an out of state prospect on Monday afternoon.

Defensive back Jahari Rogers (6-0, 170, Arlington, TX. High) committed to the Florida Gators over Texas when he announced his decision on Monday.

“I, Jahari Rogers am officially committing to the University of Florida,” Rogers said.

Rogers who mainly plays quarterback in high school has talked to defensive backs coach Torrian Gray about why the Gators like him on defense.

“I talk to Coach Gray all the time and he says he likes my size, speed and athleticism,” Rogers said of the message from Torrian Gray. “He likes what I can bring to the table and it’s DBU down there. He said that if he’s recruiting me then that means he really wants me and he says he wants me for a reason.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also played a big role in helping the Gators land Rogers as Mullen’s personality was something the defensive back liked during his official visit to Gainesville last spring.

“Coach Mullen is the chilliest dude ever and he’s a coach you want to be around,” Rogers said of Dan Mullen. “The coaching staff they don’t sell nothing fake, they’re going to be real with you, that’s what I like the most. They just laid down the facts and they didn’t put on a show for me.”

Rogers is the 18th commitment of the class of 2020 and is the third cornerback in the class joining Fenley Graham and Avery Helm. The Gators also have two safeties committed in Rashad Torrence and Tre’Vez Johnson.

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.