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Buford LB commits to Clemson over Georgia

Every time Korie Rogers visited the Clemson University campus, he felt like he was at home.

The Buford linebacker decided to make Clemson his home for the next four years on Wednesday when he committed to the ACC school.

"Clemson has a good atmosphere," Rogers said. "It reminds me of Buford with the family atmosphere."

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Rogers chose Clemson over Georgia and Tennessee. He had more than a dozen Division I-BCS scholarship offers.

"Georgia is a huge university," Rogers said. "Clemson fits my style of play better."

Rogers is rated the No. 2 linebacker in Georgia and the No. 14 player overall in the state by ESPN.com.

Rogers was named the Class AAA Defensive Player of the Year last season and helped Buford win the state championship. He posted 91 tackles, seven sacks and four interceptions last year.

National Signing Day is not until February, but Rogers doesn't plan to visit any other schools.

"I had my mind made up for two weeks," Rogers said. "I wanted to get it done and focus on Buford football."

Rogers plans to major in Business Management.

Rogers is the fourth Gwinnett player to make a college commitment, joining Parkview's Bryce Lewis (Vanderbilt) and Peachtree Ridge's Orlando Brown (Tennessee) and Nick Glass (Georgia).