April 22, 2009

Dawgs eye Texas cornerback

Southlake Carroll (Tex.) cornerback Kacy Rodgers is a huge fan of the SEC and the interest appears to be mutual.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder has a long litany of offers from top programs all over the country, including two from a couple of big-time SEC rivals - Florida and Georgia.

"I was very excited to hear from Georgia," Rodgers told UGASports. "You always seem them on Saturday in prime time and I'm very excited about visiting the campus this summer."

Rodgers has already started making the rounds.

Earlier this year, Rodgers went to Junior Day at Oklahoma State and during his recent spring break checked in on Florida after visiting his father Kacy Sr. who is the defensive line coach for the Miami Dolphins.

Although he admits he grew up a Florida fan, Rodgers said he's intrigued by what the Bulldogs have to offer.

"I don't think I got a single letter before they offered me," Rodgers said. "But I've talked with Coach (Willie) Martinez and look forward with making better contact with him and the rest of the coaching staff."

Despite his height, Rodgers said the Bulldogs, like most of the other teams currently recruiting him, are doing so as a cornerback. The lone exception is Oklahoma State, which is recruiting him as a safety.

"I think of myself as a very aggressive player," Rodgers said. "I like to play with my hands on the receivers. I think my size is a real benefit."

Apparently, others agree.

Besides Georgia and Florida, Rodgers also holds offers from such schools that include Ohio State, Oklahoma , Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

Rodgers said he hopes to make a decision sometime this summer.

"I don't have a specific timetable, but sometimes between the end of the spring and during the summer I would guess," Rodgers said. "I'd definitely like to know before my senior season kicks off."

Do the Bulldogs have a chance?

"I love the SEC," he said. "I just want to find a school that has a nice environment, good academics and a good coaching staff."

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