Our final scouting report of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s state championship weekend takes us back inside Carter-Finley Stadium, this time for a look at one of the Tar Heels most recent offers in the 2023 class. Rolesville wide receiver Noah Rogers is a name that has been gaining a ton of steam on the recruiting trail in the last month and a half, especially amongst in-state prospects in that class of 2023. Here is a breakdown of his performance in Rolesville's state title loss to Vance, a game that pitted him against one of the best defenses in the state of North Carolina.
Rogers was one of the lone bright spots for a Rolesville offense that mustered just 67 yards of total offense in this one. He caught five of his eleven targets for 70 yards and two touchdowns, easily leading the team in receiving in a game where Rolesville threw for just 83 yards total. He was also a factor in the return games, finishing the game with 86 yards on his two kick returns and one punt return.
Rogers might have just jumped on to a lot of recruiting radars this spring, but with what he showed in this game, he will have a chance to be one of the top players in the state of North Carolina by the end of the 2023 cycle. As he showed multiple times in this game, he has reliable hands and a large catch radius that allows him to catch just about anything that is thrown his way and has no problem climbing the ladder to bring down the 50-50 balls, something that he did multiple times on Saturday afternoon. He is already a tremendous route runner and gets in and out of breaks well, elements of his game that should only improve with him being just a sophomore. He has very good speed that allows him to make things happen before and after the catch while also allowing him to factor in on special teams. With how complete of a player he already is, there is no reason not to believe that he won't become one of the better receivers in the 2023 class and he is a guy that the Tar Heel staff should value highly over the next couple of years.
This concludes the live game scouting reports for the 2021 spring season, but throughout the summer we will continue to go back to the fall of 2020 and spring of 2021 to break down some of the Tar Heels commits and major targets across the 2021, ‘22, ‘23 and ‘24 classes.