High school notebook: Courtland Rogers plans to play football at Norfolk State | High school
EJ Rogers used breakthrough junior and senior seasons to run the ball at Courtland High School to earn an opportunity in an FCS program.
Rogers announced on Twitter this week that he is continuing his career at Norfolk State.
Rogers has been named to the All-Area First Team for the past two seasons.
He was named Battlefield District Offensive Player of the Year last season.
As a junior in the shortened 2020 season last spring, Rogers led the Fredericksburg area with 888 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns.
He followed that last fall with 1,429 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns on 204 carries. He finished second in the area rushing behind Culpeper’s only workhorse, Malachi Terrell.
Rogers is the region’s fourth senior to commit to the Spartans, joining the North Stafford trio of Dino Jones, Cliff Davis and Isaiah Stevens, who have all signed national letters of intent with Norfolk State at the course of the last two months.
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Rogers said of his decision that “getting on the court, enjoying it as much as possible and grinding every practice, that’s what got me into the position I’m in today. »
“I’ve dreamed and wished for this moment my whole life,” Rogers added. “It’s amazing to know that I make people who are important to me proud and happy.”
ORTIZ HEADING WEST
North Stafford’s standout senior offensive lineman Jovan Ortiz will continue his career at West Virginia Wesleyan, a Division II program in Buckhannon, W.Va.
Ortiz was a second-team Commonwealth District selection as a center last season.
JM SEEKS NOMINATIONS
James Monroe High School is seeking nominations for its Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2022.
The Yellow Jackets will select a new generation of inductees this spring. The ceremony and banquet will take place in late spring.
The deadline for nominations is March 11. Nomination forms can be found on the school’s athletics website in the school building. For more information, contact athletic director Kenton Griffin at [email protected]
Mountain View junior running back Ike Daniels recently added an offer from the University of Hawaii. Daniels has several great college scholarship offers. He was the Commonwealth District Offensive Player of the Year last season and Free Lance–Star All-Area Player of the Year.
He’s not the only local junior to catch the attention of college coaches recently.
Former James Monroe standout offensive lineman Kam Frye recently received a scholarship offer from Howard University. Frye (6-foot-5, 285 pounds) is a homeroom teacher at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland.
DEVILS MAKE PLANS
Two Culpeper seniors recently announced their college plans. Emily Evans will continue to play field hockey at Christopher Newport University. Mason Sawyers would continue his baseball career at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.
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