Korie Rogers of Buford High School in Buford, GA, has been selected to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The annual East vs. West match- up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST and will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
“Rogers is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Buford High School,” said Mark Davis, deputy assistant Secretary of the Army for Marketing. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection.”
Rogers, a 6-foot-2, 220-pounder is a Scout.com four-star prospect, rated nationally as the No. 9 middle linebacker.
"Rogers gets the job done and he gets the job done consistently well at linebacker," Scout.com National Analyst Chad Simmons said. "He is an aggressive linebacker who is a very strong and sound tackler."
"He reads his keys well, he identifies the ball quickly, and he plays faster than his numbers may lead some to think. He is a very disciplined linebacker who plays within himself. He is constantly around the ball and is at his best when he plays north-south."
Rogers has made a non-binding verbal commitment to sign with and play for Clemson in college.
In the 2013 NFL Draft, there were a total of 8 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Alumni drafted in the first round. The 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of 40,133 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.