High Ranked Center Prospect Talks Tigers

Big Khaliel Rodgers talks about his visit to Auburn over the weekend.

Elkton, Md.—Rated the number two center prospect in the nation by Scout.com, Khaliel Rodgers from Elkton Christian Academy visited Auburn over the weekend along with his coach and teammate Jahmere Irvin-Sills. Making his second trip to the Plains to see the Tigers, the big center said he enjoyed everything.

"It's definitely one of the greatest experiences I've had," Rodgers said of his visit to Auburn. "It was definitely a great experience. I have seen the campus and the facilities. The facilities are amazing.

"I just came down to chill with the team and see the coaches," he said. "It was just a great experience down in Auburn. I see great tradition down here. It's a great place."

After signing a load of offensive tackles in last year's class, Auburn is focusing on the interior offensive line for the 2013 class. Because of that Rodgers said the Tigers are definitely one of the teams he's looking at strongly.

"It's definitely big," Rodgers said. "The coaches talked with me and told me they wanted to take a limited amount of guys on the interior. They think that I'm their top priority right now. It feels great and I'm honored. I just can't wait to get back down and visit again."

Jahmere Irvin-Sills and Khaliel Rodgers

With offers from schools all over the country, Rodgers has plenty of choices on where he wants to go to college but he already has a top group in mind. Along with Ole Miss, Ohio State, Connecticut, UCLA and West Virginia, Rodgers said the Tigers are in the mix as well.

"Auburn is definitely in my top right now," Rodgers said. "They are in my top five or top six. I'm really focusing on getting back out there to the camps and helping my younger teammates get offers. Right now they stand well with me."

Planning to make his decision before his senior year begins, Rodgers said that he's got several more visits to take, including another trip to Auburn before he's ready to announce his choice.

"Right now my official date is June 30 and I will be sticking with that date," Rodgers said. "I'll be back out for USC on June 27 for a rising star camp. Other than that I'll be heading to camp at a couple of Big East schools. Once I commit I'm done."


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