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Former TCU quarterback Justin Rogers enrolls at UNLV

Updated January 28, 2020 - 5:28 pm

Quarterback Justin Rogers, a four-star recruit when Texas Christian landed him two years ago, announced Tuesday that he has enrolled at UNLV.

Rogers (6 feet 4 inches, 225 pounds) will have three seasons of eligibility. He probably will have to sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules but could receive a waiver to play immediately.

If he plays right away, Rogers will challenge incumbent starter Kenyon Oblad and former starter Armani Rogers.

Rogers was highly recruited two years ago out of Parkway High School in Bossier City, Louisiana. Louisiana State, Georgia, Texas, Baylor and Texas A&M were among the schools that reportedly offered him a scholarship.

But Rogers struggled to come back from a major knee injury he suffered as a high school senior in 2017. He also developed a drop-foot condition, according to the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram, and on Nov. 1 announced he was entering the NCAA transfer portal.

Rogers threw one pass in his less than two seasons with the Horned Frogs. He is the second TCU player to transfer to UNLV, joining defensive end Adam Plant Jr., a Bishop Gorman High School graduate.

Contact reporter Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @markanderson65 on Twitter.

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