Rhodes Wants a Good Staff

Xavier Rhodes is one of the top wide receiver talents in South Florida, read on for the latest in his recruitment.

Xavier Rhodes is one of the top wide receiver talents in South Florida and he proved it by being one of the top performers at the Under Armour/Scout.com Combine held in Miami recently. At six-foot-one and 188 pounds, Rhodes has the size and athleticism that allow him to run a 4.47 forty and have a 37-inch vertical leap.

Even with all of his natural ability, Rhodes ' humility and unselfishness may be what sets him apart from other receivers.

"I'm not big headed," Rhodes said. "I put my team before I put myself because I believe teamwork can take you far."

Rhodes is focused on team goals instead of individual accomplishments.

"I really don't know my stats. I just try to help my team win but they were probably like 20 catches and about 300 yards."

According the Miami Herald, Rhodes caught 20 passes for 271 yards and four touchdowns as a junior. His high school, Miami Norland, also used his speed in the running game as he picked up 68 rushing yards and one touchdown.

Rhodes is a physically gifted receiver that excels in every aspect of his game. He has been compared to former Norland Viking and current Kansas City Chief Dwayne Bowe. Rhodes uses his size and strength well as he gets off the line of scrimmage making it difficult for corners to jam him.

The Miami Herald named Rhodes third team All-County in one of the most talent rich seasons Miami-Dade County has ever seen. Rhodes says his dedication and commitment are what make him successful.

"I bring commitment," Rhodes said. "I'm committed to winning and doing whatever I can to help the team win."

The junior is enjoying the recruiting process and has an idea of what he wants in a school.

"I'm looking for an organized program with a good coaching staff," Rhodes said.

The class of 2009 prospect grew up a Tennessee fan. Rhodes has offers from several schools including Miami , West Virginia and FIU but his favorite is another Division I giant.

"My favorite school right now is Florida State ."


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