Under-the-radar Back Visits for Spring Practice

Ball State received a visit from a versatile Indiana RB/FB/LB

Floyd Central is not noted as a hotbed for Division 1 football recruiting, but that is changing thanks to 2018 RB/FB/LB Zach Rodgers.

Rodgers, a 5-11 205 RB/FB/LB, visited Ball State on Saturday for spring practice.

"It was a great experience," Rodgers said. "They are a very aggressive team and they practice fast and hard. The coaches are great guys and I look forward to knowing them more."

Versatility is a word used a lot with Rodgers. He is able to play a lot of different roles and is a solid athlete. Last season at Floyd Central (IN), he lined up and was used a myriad of ways in the backfield, as a standard RB, at FB, as an H-back and even in the slot. He is able to carry the ball, run the jet sweep, block and even catch passes out of the backfield and the H-back spot. That versatility, along with his ability to play on the defensive side of the ball, have coaches taking notice.

"What I bring to the field is aggressive football," Rodgers said. "I take every down 100%. I bring my strength and versatility to the field. I can play any position in the backfield and I can play defense. I can help a team anywhere they need me."

And colleges are certainly taking note of Rodgers, who is seeing his recruiting heat up.

"I haven't planned any other visits as of right now but I plan to try and go to Indiana and Purdue still," Rodgers said of his plans for visits. "Schools currently recruiting me are Louisville, Ball State, Miami (OH), UIndy, and Stetson. Those are the biggest schools recruiting me as of right now."

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