Mammoth offensive lineman Casey Roddick is one of our favorite prospects in the '17 class out West. He's among the top guard prospects in the region but plays tackle for the Seraphs and has had a dominant year on the field.
Roddick, who we loved at the Opening Regional Camp in L.A last February, is a true road grader who just manhandles opposing linemen at the H.S level. He's a very strong kid, plays through the whistle and does a nice job getting to the second level as a run blocker.
We've always been impressed with Roddick's feet, mobility and athleticism for a such a big kid. He measured out at 6-4, 355 pounds at the Opening Regional but moves around the field like a much smaller lineman, is an adept pass protector and we love the way he finishes his blocks. He shows a lot of positional versatility and should be a very good college player.
On the recruiting front, we had heard Roddick was going to visit Utah last weekend but that trip will happen at a later date.
"I believe I'll be visiting Utah for the Oregon game (Nov. 19)," Roddick said. "I haven't set up any other trips but I planning on it. The schools I'm talking the most with right now are Cal, Utah and Colorado.
"Colorado is recruiting me the hardest right now and I definitely want to get out there and visit. I would also like to visit San Diego State and either Oregon or Oregon State. Cal is very high on my list as well so hopefully I can lock in some of these trips and see where I fit in the best."
To see Roddick in action from earlier this season, check out his senior highlights below: