Rodriguez enjoys spring game

The first commitment for Nebraska was a big one, literally. Andrew Rodriguez is ginormous and is an excellent pick up by Nebraska because it was obvious he was going to get a lot of national attention. All that aside, he saw what might be another calling in Lincoln this past weekend. Being on-board already, Rodriguez might want to start getting others to consider Nebraska.

For Husker fans, offensive lineman Andrew Rodriguez will do. However, the thought of a little unofficial recruiting coordinator title might not hurt either. The 6-foot-6 and 300-pound Rodriguez was in Lincoln this past weekend for the spring game.

"It was nice," Rodriguez said. "It wasn't as fun as an actual game, you know, but its fun getting out the doors with the other recruits and just running out on the field. Getting a chance to talk to the coaches too. It was awesome."

Rodriguez said that he felt the urge to strap on the pads and get out there with the team this weekend. However, he put his time to use in the stands by talking to a lot of the other recruits and getting some contact information.

"I was excited to be around them. I wanted to go put on some pads and get out there and play with them. I have to wait my turn. I thought meeting the other recruits was good.

"I have all of their numbers from this weekend and I am going to stay in contact with them. I am going to try and stay in contact with all of them and try to get them to Nebraska."

Rodriguez isn't going to limit the recruits who he might possibly get in touch with. He is going to go after all of the recruits that Nebraska has interest and who he can get a hold of.

"I am not just going to stay in touch with who I meet. I want to get in contact with everyone I can. I want to talk to them and do the best I can to get some players that can produce for Nebraska in the coming years."

It seemed that Mike Moudy knew before the game that following the game that he was going to commit. Rodriguez reassured Moudy that Nebraska is more than just about football and that it was the right choice.

"I was telling Mike that it was a great atmosphere. I told him that you get a lot at Nebraska not just athletically, but also academically. Academics are more important because when football is over you will have to rely on your degree."

Rodriguez also talked to a lot of the players that were in the 2009 class. It's important to him to get to know his future team mates early to make things a little easier when he gets there next summer.

"I talked to a lot of the players that were seniors that were already going there in the summer. It was important for me to start building the relationship with them early."

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