At 6-5 and 270 pounds, Odom was rated as a four-star player by Scout.com after spending most of his time in opposing teams¹ backfields in his last two seasons. Odum had 65 tackles, five sacks and 27 quarterback hurries as a junior. As a senior he collected 93 tackles, 24 for a loss and 11 quarterback sacks.
Odom drove to the Auburn campus on an unofficial visit to see the Tigers play Georgi, and committed the next day. He took his official visit to Auburn on Jan. 14 and reconfirmed that he wants to attend AU.
He also got a chance to check out the Tigers by attending practices at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans where Auburn defeated Virginia Tech to finish the season 13-0.
The last player named Rudi who played for the Tigers, tailback Rudi Johnson, became SEC Offensive Player of the Year and moved on to the NFL.