It appears that one of Arkansas State’s top priorities in recruiting for new Head Football Coach Bryan Harsin is to find a replacement for back to back Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year.
Ryan Aplin has graduated and will play his last game of his ASU career in January 6th’s Go Daddy.com Bowl.
Junior College signing day began this morning with and Harsin wasted no time signing a mid term signal caller.
Copiah Lincoln Community College Quarterback Chandler Rogers took an official visit to Jonesboro on Sunday, he received an offer from Harsin on Tuesday and wasted no time committing to the Red Wolf’s new head football coach.
“I really enjoyed my visit,” Rogers told AStateNation.com Tuesday night. “I didn’t know what to expect. I got the chance to sit down and talk to Coach Harsin, he is very enthusiastic and intense, I like the way he operates.”
Rogers threw for over 3,200 yards this past season, including throwing 30 touchdowns against 10 interceptions.
The talented thrower currently has offers from Arkansas State and Southeast Louisiana.
Rogers liked hearing what Coach Harsin had to say to him.
“He told me that I would have the chance to come in and compete for the job right away,” Rogers said. “That there was a whole new staff coming in and whoever performed the best spring would be the starter, that I had a great opportunity to come in and compete for it.”
Rogers, a 6-foot-2, 210 pound athlete, describes himself as a drop back top passer with enough speed to be effective in zone reads and options.
According to Rogers, Harsin described his offense as a spread type offense similar to what he ran at Co-Lin CC this past fall.
?Rogers will enroll at Arkansas State in January, he will have three years to play two seasons for the Red Wolves.
“I can’t wait to get started, when I got the offer Tuesday afternoon, it didn’t take me long to decide that was the best situation for me,” Rogers said. “I called Coach Harsin Tuesday night around 6:30 p.m. to give him the news.”