Rodregus Scruggs taking visits

Rodregus Scruggs, offensive tackle from Memphis-Mitchell Road, Tenn., is one of several prospects on a talented team which made it to the state championship in 2008. Scruggs is keeping a busy calendar for spring visits.

"I am taking a visit to Ole Miss on March 28," said Rodregus Scruggs. "They told me they want to be the first school to offer. I expect to receive an offer from them when I go visit."

"I went to Tennessee's Junior Day. Mississippi State wants me to come to one of their practices. Purdue wants me to come up in May, and Cincinnati wants me up there in June. Duke, Louisville and Memphis are showing interest in me as well."

Scruggs talked more about the Junior Day visit to Knoxville.

"I had blast up there," he said. "They want me to come up there again. I am excited about what I have seen from the coaching staff and facilities. They have a good chance to win next year."

"I talked to Monte Kiffin. He is a good coach to be around. I talked to the offensive line and offensive coordinator [Jim Chaney]. He was great. He talked about technique and how exciting it would be to play for the Tennessee."

"I just like the winning attitude they have. It was a down year last year, but they have had good years under Phillip Fulmer. I think they are going to come back especially with the class they had last year."

The 6-foot-6, 270-pound prospect lists Tennessee, Ole Miss and Miami as early favorites.

Ole Miss: "What I have seen coach [Houston] Nutt is a great coach. They have good facilities down there. It's a good place to go and get your school work done."

Miami: "I have been liking Miami since growing up. They have been down for a while, but going to wake back up. I know they have the talent especially with a great recruiting class. I would like to take a visit, but have not gotten anything from them yet."

Scruggs reports a bench press of 325-pounds and squat 450-pounds. He is working hard in the off-season to improve his game.

"My physical ability is one of my biggest strengths," he said. "I intimidate people. I take no plays off and go 100-percent every play. I need to work on my footwork and getting stronger. I want to be dominant at the point of attack, and stay on my blocks."

Scruggs knows the determining factors for a decision once the scholarship offers come his way.

"I am looking for good coaches to get me to the next level, a winning program and a great academic program," he said. "I just want a place I can learn from great coaches and get to the next level."

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