Former RB Target Back In The Mix

Former RB Target Back In The Mix

UTSA is trying to close the 2013 class with a bang and another 3 star running back target has moved to the top of the list and will be taking his visit to UTSA this coming weekend.

Jalen Rhodes of Rowlett HS recently decommitted from Texas Tech last Wednesday. After talking with the new Red Raider staff, both parties decided to part ways. He had been committed for nearly 7 months to The Red Raiders so it wasn't an easy split at all.

Well, when one door closes another opens.

Since then the utsa staff has been in contact and Jalen is high on the Roadrunners once more. He originally exploded onto the UTSA recruiting radar back in the early summer when he was a standout at the South Grand Prairie Camp.

He's never been to the UTSA campus, but that will change this weekend.

"I will visit UTSA this weekend, Jan. 18th. I still have love for the UTSA coaches and what they're doing. I want to get down there and see the campus," said Rhodes.

Other than UTSA, North Texas has also let Rhodes know that he's wanted.

With NSD just three weeks away, some classes may be full and having to wait it out for a possible offer can be nerve wracking. The good news is Rhodes has two current options and now with Tech out of the picture, he plans to move forward, weigh those options and find the best place that fits him.

The 5'8" 175lb running back is coming off of a shortened season on the field. He suffered a torn ACL near the halfway point of the schedule and has been on the road to recovery since. His rehab is going along good as he's still working on regaining a full range motion and building muscle back up in his knee. He doesn't have a set date of when he might be released or cleared for a return to working out.

Rhodes currently rates as a 3 star recruit and is ranked the 107th best running back in the nation by our FOXSPORTSNEXT Analysts. He does not have a preference if he stays at tailback or is used in an all purpose role.

"I just want the ball in my hands," said Rhodes.

His visit to UTSA could be the turning point for a decision. He will not wait until NSD and plans to have his recruiting over with before then. With his only visit scheduled to UTSA as of right now, things are looking good for UTSA.

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