BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - St. Stanislaus has loads of offensive talent and one of the key members of the Rockachaws football team returning for the 2016 season is tight end Chase Rogers.
The 6-foot-4, 240 pound Rogers has great size and outstanding speed to become a prime time player in the college ranks. After visiting the campus of Tennessee, Rogers decided that's where he will play his college football once he graduates from St. Stanislaus.
He told WLOX, "Once I made my visit to Knoxville and toured the campus and the great football facilities at Tennessee, I felt at home and just knew this is where I want to play."
Rogers says he loves the coaching staff led by head coach Butch Jones. Rogers says Volunteers tight ends coach Larry Scott told him he likes his size and his ability for yards after the catch.
He said, "When I got there I just felt at home and Tennessee recruiting coordinator Robert Gillespie hugged me. We told the other coaches that we're from Mississippi and we are huggers."
Gillespie is a native of Hattiesburg and was a standout player in high school. He signed with the Florida Gators and rushed for over 18-hundred yards in 2001 for the Gators. Gillespie also serves as the Volunteers running backs coach.
Rogers has exceptional talent. In 2015 Rogers led the pass-happy Rockachaws with 1,462 yards and 19 touchdowns. He averaged 18 yards per catch.
He and St. Stanislaus quarterback Myles Brennan return for their senior seasons and both will be key offensive weapons for head coach Bill Conides in 2016. Brennan has also received interest from Tennessee.
Could the Rockachaws duo both play for the Volunteers? Stay tuned.