After a redshirt year with the Baylor Bears, quarterback CJ Rogers has decided to enter his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal, as he announced on Wednesday.
Rogers did not appear for the Bears in 2021, his freshman season, and feels that his time might be better served elsewhere for the next four years.
“Thank you to Coach Aranda, Coach Bell, Coach Grimes, and the rest of the Baylor staff for giving me the opportunity to play football and chase my dream,” Rogers tweeted. “With that being said, I have entered the Transfer Portal with four years (of eligibility) and immediate eligibility.”
Rogers, a product of Argyle High School (TX), was a walk-on at Baylor, which he chose over scholarship offers from Iowa State and USF among others. In 2020, his senior year of high school, Rogers helped Argyle to a 16-0 record and the 4A D-I State Championship.
Rogers follows Gerry Bohanon, Baylor’s 2021 starting quarterback, into the transfer portal after Blake Shapen was named the starter for 2022 following spring football. Shapen looks to be a step up from Bohanon in the vertical passing game and is just a sophomore under Dave Aranda. Bohanon eventually landed with the USF Bulls, picking them over the likes of Oklahoma and Missouri.