UA Game: Rodgers Ready to Decide

The Maryland offensive lineman, Na'Ty Rodgers, will choose from between three schools on Friday night during the UnderArmour All-America Game...

ORLANDO, FL: Pomfret (Md.) McDonough offensive linemen Na'Ty Rodgers (6-5, 278), will have three hats in front of him on Friday night, moments before the UnderArmour All-American will pick one up, place it on his head, and announce which school he'll play his college football.

And one school may even have the slightest of edges, though he's not ready to say who.

"Right now, the three schools are tied at 33.3 percent," said Rodgers. "Maybe one is at 33.4%. But I'm still thinking a little bit about it."

Rodgers will choose from Maryland, Washington and South Carolina. He's visited the first two, as well as Oklahoma, and Rodgers said despite his decision coming on Friday, a visit to South Carolina will be made.

"I haven't taken my visit to South Carolina yet, but I'll probably still take my official, regardless of my decision," said Rodgers.

But before Rodgers makes his choice in front of a nationally televised audience on Friday, he's enjoying the fruits of a productive senior season that helped him get invited to the UA game.

"I'm just blessed to be here," said Rodgers. "It's been a great experience. It's my first real big competition with pads on and I'm seeing a lot of great players. From my understanding, Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia don't get a great rep for big football players, but we're showing them.

In fact Rodgers will be one of two starters in the game on Friday.

"Me and Derwin Gray are both starting so there is two of us from Maryland," said Rodgers.

Long term, Rodgers is looking forward to playing college ball.

"I'm a linemen, so I'll play anywhere where I can get on the field, but left tackle is the money position," said Rodgers.

Brandon is in his eighth year with, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the network since 2003.
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