September 1, 2007

2009 Pennsylvania OT likes six

Offensive tackle Colin Rodkey of Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway was a two way starter last year as a sophomore. His versatility makes him one of the top junior line prospects in the region. Rodkey performed well against some top talent last season and will continue to work on building his resume this fall.

At 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, Rodkey has the potential to develop into an offensive tackle, defensive tackle, or even a tight end as time goes on.

"I believe a big selling point for our son is that he carries a 3.6 GPA with an honors schedule, and as a sophomore he scored well on the SAT," said Charles Rodkey, Colin's father. "He's going to be looking for a solid education and a program that has a history of integrity. He'll also be looking for an opportunity to get some playing time."

While it's still early there are six schools that stand out to Rodkey.

"Maryland, Notre Dame, Penn State, Northwestern, Stanford and Cornell are schools that he is interested in," his father continued.

"He attended two camps at Pittsburgh and one camp at Penn State this summer.

"He was a two way starter as a sophomore last season and did well against the Division I recruits he faced: Rob Gronkowski of Woodland Hills and Stephan Wisnewski of Pittsburgh Central Catholic."

Rodkey's strengths as a lineman are his size, agility, focus and general knowledge of the game. He will work to continue to improve on his strength this season.

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