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Bear Insider Video: Cal WR Commit Trevor Rogers

October 21, 2023

2024 Cal commit Trevor Rogers‍ has had a standout season so far with none bigger than last night in Acalanes’ 42-0 win over previously undefeated Miramonte, hauling in 7 passes for nearly 200 yards and 3 TDs. The 6-3/195 receiver heading into last night totaled 44 catches for 672 yards and 8 TDs in just the first 7 games this season for the Dons. Rogers also has 1 interception and 1 pass defended on defense and 30 kick returns for 1,432 yards and 3 TDs as well.

“He's an awesome player," Acalanes head coach Floyd Burnsed said after the game at the home of his first California coaching job from 1982-2002 where he led Miramonte to 4 NCS championships and 10 league titles. "He plays both defense and offense. He had a great offensive game tonight. He was a he was a big difference in the game. Plus he kicks well, he does everything. He's just a great player.

"He's a great kid. Cal's gonna love having him. He'll do a nice job for them."

Acalanes got off to a slow start. losing their opening three games to ranked teams but they’ve hit their stride since then, winning their last 5 games in blowout fashion.

"I feel really good," Rogers said of where he and Acalanes are at this point in the season. "I think those first three games really showed us what fast-paced football is like and prepared us for the rest of the year. And I think those three early losses brought us closer as a team and everybody worked harder in the weight room and really showed everybody that our goals -- we need to work towards our goals and we can't slack off. And I think we're in these last five games, six games, everybody's really seeing this hard work pay off in the weight room and in the classroom, film room and everything."

The athletic Rogers, who was also a part of Acalanes record-breaking 4x100 relay team that narrowly missed winning state with a blazing 40.96 mark, never rarely left the field Friday night, playing both receiver and corner and also handling kickoffs, reaching the end zone several times.

"Of course, yeah, Rogers said. "In youth football I played all three and I really wanted to do all three in high school and I had to wait till my senior year but I'm finally getting it done."

Rogers’ commitment to Cal was a natural decision after his father John played water polo at Cal and his brother Chris and sister both attending Cal as well, with Chris playing receiver at Cal till graduating this year.

"Yeah, I went to games would watch my brother," Rogers said. “Huge Cal water polo national championship plaques in my house from my dad. He would never shut up about it if I was any other school. I mean, he'd come to the games, but he'd come out in all blue and gold."

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As for what he’s looking forward to in the next step of his career, Rogers noted the camaraderie he’s started to build with his future position coach and fellow recruits.

"I'm really looking forward to working with Coach Toler and playing with all my other commits," Rogers noted. "I know everybody's ballin.' I mean, you look at the stats and you've got the two boys up in Washington (QB EJ Caminong‍ and WR/CB Rahshawn Clark‍) putting up numbers together. I’m excited to work with them and go against the best every day." 

Rogers has already formed a bond with his future QB ahead of their arrival at Cal next summer.

"Yes, sir. We were here for the Auburn game and I spent a lot of time with him," Rogers said. "A couple of offensive line commits. I've spent time with everybody. And it seems like it's gonna be a really good group of freshmen next year."

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