Rodgers' Tour Stops in Athens

ATHENS – Four big-name schools will have the chance to impress Kacy Rodgers – but only one will sign him.

Florida, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Georgia have gotten or will receive visits from the Texas corner. He is trying to narrow his recruiting options down as much as possible before a decision he plans to make in July. Rodgers said his trip to Georgia went great.

"It was certainly up there," he said. "I spent time with Brandon Boykin and went to class with Aron White – a marine biology class. I really liked the people at Georgia."

But getting closer to a decision can be hard to do. Rodgers is looking at the four schools on this trip, and will also take in College Station and Texas A&M in a few weeks.

"I am just trying to get as much information as possible about all of the places I am looking at. That's why I am glad I took a look at Georgia. Their coaches said they were glad to get me on campus," he said.

Mark Richt, Willie Martinez and the rest of the coaching staff wanted to gauge where the Lone Star State prospect was at in his recruiting.

"They wanted to see where I was with things," he said. "I got a chance to spend time with Coach Martinez, and he showed me how they scheme, and what Georgia would do with me if I went to school there."

The Dawgs have only two defensive backs committed to them, one of which committed last week, both of whom are from Florida. Pulling in another player from outside the Peach State borders does not seem like that much of a stretch these day. After all, the Dawgs' 2010 class already has an out-of-state flair to it; five of Georgia's nine commits are from Florida.

"Georgia's facilities were solid," Rodgers said. "I would put them up there with anyone's."

When asked to compare Florida and Georgia, Rodgers said the rivals had a lot in common, but there were some things that separated the two.

"They are a lot alike," he said. "They both have great traditions. Both of them have a history of players, but the players are different types of players."

In the end, Rodgers said he will make his decision biased at least in part to the people who will surround him over the next half decade.

"I will take a look at the people in both programs and think about that," he said. "I want to be comfortable with were I go."


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