There are a lot of players that Florida football is recruiting that have nicknames. Some nicknames are creative, while some don’t exactly match the player we see on film.
But in the case of Anthony Rogers, there is zero mistaking whether or not he lives up to his nickname.
Florida Football: Turbo mode
Anthony “Turbo” Rogers is a four-star running back in the class of 2025, originally out of Alabama, that recently transferred to IMG. Listed at 5’8″ and 180 pounds, he is not a big a bruising running back such as Florida commit Chauncey Bowens.
Instead, he 100% lives up to his nickname of Turbo to wreak havoc on defenses.
Rogers plays like he has the turbo button on Madden permanently held down. Whether he cuts inside or bounces it outside, there is zero solution for opponents if they don’t stop him directly at the line of scrimmage. He always seems to find a hole to burst through, and once in the open field, he can easily put five to ten yards of space between him and a trailing safety by the time he reaches the endzone.
He has legit track times to back up this on-field speed. During his freshman year at Pike Road High in Alabama, he ran the 100-meter dash in a wind-aided 10.77 seconds. He participated in a couple of meets this season with non-notable times before transferring to IMG.
The only concern Florida football fans would have if Rogers chooses to come to Gainesville is whether he would have the patience as a runner to fit into Billy Napier’s zone running scheme. It’s not saying he can’t get there, but everything on film is him going full blast the instant he gets the ball.
He dropped his top five schools recently, and Florida made the cut along with Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, and Oregon. It’s going to be hard to beat the big dogs out for Rogers. But now that he is at IMG, Napier and crew would be wise to use the turbo button on their cars to make sure they keep contact with Rogers.