Rodgers Starting to Take Trips

This past weekend was a very interesting one for Pomfret (MD) offensive lineman Na'Ty Rodgers. The powerful lineman was able to take visits to the University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina. As the recruiting process continues and word gets around about the elite offensive lineman, Rodgers schedule will not get any lighter.

"The recruiting process is going pretty good right now. I'm just working on getting bigger and stronger so that I can be ready for next year," Na'Ty Rodgers said.

For Rodgers, this past weekend was a weekend filled with new experiences and adventures.

"My visits to North Carolina and South Carolina were great. I got to see how they play at that caliber and I got to experience college life before I actually get there," he said.

While he was on North Carolina's campus, Rodgers took the time to learn more about their coaching staff.

"What really stood out to me was the coaching staff. UNC has a great coaching staff," he said.

Rodgers continued his busy weekend in Columbia, South Carolina on the campus of the University of South Carolina.

"South Carolina was a whole new experience because that was the first SEC school that I've seen," he said.

According to Rodgers, he will not have much time to rest next weekend either.

"I'm going to Pittsburg next weekend. I haven't really talked to them that much, but I'm going down there for a 7-on-7 tournament so I figured I would go down there and see how they are and check out the campus," he said.

Currently, Rodgers claims offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Rutgers, SMU, Tennessee, USC, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. In his mind, they are all showing him an equal amount of interest.

"I can't say that one school is recruiting me the hardest. I mean there are different ways that I talk to some schools. Some I talk to on the phone and others send me messages. There isn't really one school or one person recruiting me the hardest," he said.

One school that the 6-foot-4, 260-pound lineman hears from frequently is Florida.

"I get letters from Florida and I talk to them a good amount," he said.

Rodgers is looking forward to exploring Gainesville in the future.

"I'm planning on going down to Florida this summer. I don't know if I'll go for a camp, but they offered me so I'm just going to try to get down there and go see what Florida looks like," he said.

Although he is receiving a lot of interest, the talented lineman is not yet ready to name any leaders.

"No schools are really standing out to me right now," he said.

"If I'm playing in a bowl game next year like the Army or Under Armour game then I'll make my decision then, but if I'm not then I'll make it on my birthday, which is like a day before signing day," he added.

Rodgers is willing to do whatever it takes to make an impact at the next level. He has the tools to do so.

"I play fast, I play physical, and I try to make sure my technique is always right. I see myself as a guard or a tackle. I mean anyway I can get on the field when I get to a college. I'm not going to get to a college and say that I will only play one position," he said.

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