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Texas offers 2020 No. 1 OG Justin Rogers

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Surely a coincidence that the former Buckeye lean picked up the offer today.

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As the news that Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer was put on paid administrative leave by the school on Wednesday shook the college football world, the Texas Longhorns extended an offer to 2020 Oak Park (Mich.) offensive guard Justin Rogers:

The Longhorns aren’t exactly one of the early programs to enter the 6’4, 280-pounder’s recruitment, as he holds over 35 offers and is ranked as a consensus five-star prospect in the 2020 class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings

What makes the decision the most interesting is that Rogers was considered a heavy lean to the Buckeyes — all 14 of his 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions favor Ohio State.

But after visiting Athens for a second time this summer, Rogers said recently that the Bulldogs are now the leader, a relatively rare admission since most recruits now go through their entire recruitment without publicly naming a leader.

The hope is that since it’s still a year until Rogers can officially receive a scholarship offer from any schools, the Longhorns will have a chance to seriously enter his recruitment.

In that regard, fans will just have to wait and see.