June 30, 2009

Rodgers close to making a choice

Southlake (Texas) cornerback Kacy Rodgers has been racking up the miles this summer checking out potential college destinations. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder already has more than a dozen offers from some of the biggest schools in the nation and the Buckeyes have been right in the thick of things for the talented class of 2010 star.

"Things have been going pretty well," Rodgers said.

Rodgers had a chance to check out a pair of schools from BCS conferences in the past week and gave both destinations very high marks.

"(I saw) Ohio State and Georgia on this (latest) trip," Rodgers said.

What was the overall impression of Rodgers' trip to check out the Buckeyes?

"It was very nice," Rodgers said. "I really enjoyed Ohio State and so did my family."

The big cornerback mixes size and speed into his game and has been a top priority for most of the programs that he has talked to during the process? Have the Buckeyes talked to Rodgers about where he might fit into the plans if he were to don the scarlet and gray?

"They were saying that I could be a boundary corner," Rodgers said. "We were just kind of discussing the different schemes that they could use me in."

What part of Rodgers' visit stood out the most to the star player and his family who came along to check things out?

"Obviously the top facilities are part of it," Rodgers said. "The people over there are really nice to me and my family so that stood out to me a lot."

Did the favorable visit do anything to change opinions about the school and were Ohio State might rank in the pecking order for a commitment?

"They were always really high on my list so this didn't do that much to change much for me," Rodgers said. "The main thing is that it bumped them higher, that is all pretty much."

On the same trip Rodgers was able to check out UGA and see what the Bulldogs have to offer. Were there any major differences between the two visits?

"It was the exact same thing (as the Ohio State visit)," Rodgers said. "Georgia is a powerhouse in the SEC. I know that they are getting new facilities and Athens (Ga.) is a great place and I love the people there too so both trips were excellent."

Rodgers has been recruited thus far by coach Taver Johnson but he was not the only coach that the Rodgers family had a chance to speak with while on the Ohio State campus.

"Coach Johnson has been recruiting me so we had a chance to talk to him for a little bit," Rodgers said. "Before we left, my family and I had a chance to talk to coach (Jim) Tressel and that was nice."

The visits have gone a long way in helping Rodgers get through the process of narrowing things down and the big Texan doesn't plan on prolonging the process any longer than necessary.

"I am probably going to try and commit early in July so that way I can focus on my senior season," Rodgers said.

Rodgers racked up 29 tackles, ten passes defended and three interceptions during his junior year for the Dragons.

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