Coming into the 2019 season, Cincinnati’s wide receiver room included a lot of young and talented, but inexperienced, players. It always seemed like there may be too many WRs and on Wednesday, the room thinned out slightly.
Redshirt freshman Yanez Rogers announced his decision to transfer from Cincinnati.
Thank You Bearcat Nation ❤️ pic.twitter.com/VBP7DQBIV8— Yanez Rogers Jr. 1️⃣4️⃣ (@YRJ_14) October 10, 2019
It’s obviously always disappointing for coaches, players, and fans to see someone transfer. Rogers was part of the 2018 recruiting class and was the 208th ranked payer in Florida (from Pompano Beach, FL). He was recruited as an athlete, who played both WR and CB in high school and was in the top 100 athletes in 2018 (ranked #98). He also played quarterback at times for Blanche Ely High School. Rogers committed to Cincinnati over Temple, USF, and UCF.
Rogers caught just 1 pass in 2018 and never saw the field in 2019. On the WR depth chart, he was behind Thomas Geddis, Rashad Medaris, Alec Pierce, Trent Cloud, Jayshon Jackson, Malick Mbodj, and Blue Smith. Plus other guys who saw targets in 2019 so far include TEs Josiah Deguara, Bruno Labelle, and Josh Whyle and RBs Michael Warren II, Tavion Thomas, and Gerrid Doaks, plus super weapon Tre Tucker (RB/WR combo gadget player).
It’s disappointing but not surprising to see Rogers leave and we at Down the Drive hope he transfers some place where coaches can maximize his talents and he can have a great level of success.