July 22, 2008

Army in final three for 3 star PA OL

With the #2 ranked outside linebacker in nation, Dorian Bell, along with the 5th ranked top athlete in the nation, Corey Brown, both are Ohio State bound … and you can see where all the headlines went. However, like any offensive weapons, it all starts up from, and For Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway offensive lineman, Colin Rodkey lead the charge from his offensive guard position.

However, for Rodkey, like his aforementioned teammates who all have multiple offers, it is inevitable that deciding on which college to select must eventually come. For the 3 star offensive lineman, the end is right around the corner, as he is prepared to make his college choice by the end of this week, if not sooner.

"I'm going to make my decision this week," Rodkey tells GoBlackKnights.com.

With offers from Maryland, NC State, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Temple, Buffalo, Akron, and Delaware, the 6-foot-4, 270 pounder has narrowed his final list down to Army, Indiana and West Virginia. "Right now I'm leaning towards Indiana, although I'm not 100%," says Rodkey. "I'm making some phone calls the next couple of hours to the coaches and academic people of those three schools, and maybe even some players just to get a different perspective."

Rodkey, who is a true student/athlete, maintains a 3.5 GPA and takes pride in his class room accomplishments, as much as he does his on the field accomplishments. "For my final three, I now all about their athletics, but academically is what is going to make my decision," confirms Rodkey. "Not to brag, but I'm a real good student and that is something my family always has stressed."

The Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway prospect, took an unofficial visit to the West Point campus during Black Knights' Junior Day, and this was part of his one tour to West Virginia, Cincinnati, Indiana and of course Army. Rodkey, who is being recruited by receiver coach, Dan Baranik, had nothing but high accolades regarding his visit. "I met with Coach Baranik and then Head Coach Brock while I was there," shares Rodkey. "Army's facilities are one of the best in Division I and I was very surprised."

Rodkey is being projected as an offensive tackle, but has the type of footwork that could easily have him moved to offensive guard at the next level. Although Indiana has a "slight" lead, it's still open to both Army and West Virginia. "Indiana is a little ahead, but I'm looking for the best fit which is why I'm making all the calls today," concludes Rodkey.

GoBlackKnights.com will be there to report Rodkey's final decision.

...More... To continue reading this article you must be a member. Sign Up Now!