Miami football CB prospect Khamauri Rogers shines at Battle Miami 7-on-7

Aug 24, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 24, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football program desperately needs to add to a thin cornerback unit in the 2020 recruiting class. Miami prospect, four-star CB Khamauri Rogers performed well at the Battle Miami seven-on-seven tournament over the weekend. Andrew Ivins of 247Sports summarized the tournament on Saturday.

Rogers is a former LSU commit who has five 247 crystal balls projecting him to the Tigers. The de-commitment from LSU came in December. All of the crystal balls towards Rogers committing to LSU came in 2019. Miami and Rogers home state teams Mississippi and Mississippi State currently lead for Rogers.

Rogers is the 61st ranked player, seventh-ranked CB and top-ranked player in Mississippi in the class of 2022. Getting a commitment from Rogers would be a huge boost for the Hurricanes class that currently only has two commits. Miami has offered 17 CBs for 2022 with Rogers one of four that are high on the Hurricanes.

Four-star local CBs Earl Little Jr. and Trevon Mullen and three-star James Monds are also warm on the Miami football team according to 247 Sports. With CB a priority in 2022 the Hurricanes are likely to continue to recruit Rogers strongly. Expect Miami to try to add two to four CBs for 2022.

"CB Khamauri Rogers – We saw Rogers at this same event last year. His body has matured a lot since then as he appeared to be much bigger in the upper half. The former LSU commit would still be described as a lanky corner, but he is able to cover a ton of ground and run with wide receivers of all different sizes.The Lexington (Miss.) Holmes County standout will need to add some functional strength before he’s able to contribute at the Power 5 level, but there’s a lot to like. Miami, Georgia, Ole Miss and others are pushing."

At 6’1, Rogers has the length that Miami likes but still needs to fill out at just 168 pounds. Miami currently has five scholarships on the roster plus recently added former Georgia CB Tyrique Stevenson. Four of those six CBs including Stevenson are 6’0 or taller. Expect Miami to continue to recruit CBs with length.

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Miami failed to sign true CB in the Class of 2021. Three-star athlete Malik Curtis who mostly played offense in high school is the only 2021 Miami signee expected to be a CB in college. Marcus Clarke and Isaiah Dunson were the only CBs Miami signed in the 2021 class. Upgrading the CB play is important in the future.