"We have just a couple of more days of school," Rodgers said. "Our spring game was last Thursday. The spring went well. We really wanted to come together, develop some leadership in the starters and the seniors overall."
Rodgers wanted to work on his quickness. Also, he wanted to be one of those guys that really asserted himself as a leader on and off the field for his team.
"I wanted to get quicker. I think that I am pretty quick, but it was definitely something that I wanted to improve on. Overall, just get better and become a leader. We really need a lot of leadership and I hopefully am in that role this year."
When you say the words "Southlake Carroll" people instantly know what you are talking about. Rodgers says it's an honor to follow in their footsteps, but it's important to stay focused.
"It's definitely an honor to follow in the footsteps of those past teams. I think that the most important thing that we can do though is focus on our season. You need to focus on this year and this year only."
Rodgers is holding onto over 20 offers already, but hasn't started to narrow anything down yet. He is going to give each school their chance to be evaluated by him.
"I think that I have around 23 offers. I think all of the teams are really equal right now. I really need to give each school their own opportunity to be evaluated. Each school has different things to offer."
"Some of the schools that have offered are Florida, Miami, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Georgia, Tennessee, UCLA, Oregon, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska and a few others."
When Rodgers makes his college decision there are some important things he will be looking at with his decision. Rodgers wants to be comfortable on the campus as well as with the players on the team and joining the team.
"I am going to be looking at campus life, the campus atmosphere. I definitely want a cool and relaxed atmosphere at the school. I am also interested in the players that are there, being a fit, and also the incoming freshman class."
Rodgers is a longer cornerback, 6-foot-2 and 183-pounds who earned first team all-district honors last year, so he is a commodity as a cornerback and possibly as a safety as well. He would prefer to stay at corner, but would move to safety if needed.
"All the schools that are recruiting me like me as a cornerback except a couple said safety. I would prefer to play corner, but if a school wanted me to play safety, then I would play safety.
"Overall, I would say that my athleticism is my biggest strength along with my size and speed. I am a taller cornerback and I can run too."
Rodgers is getting hit from all angles by so many schools that it's impressive that he can name his recruiting coach for a particular school. The coach at Nebraska has been hot on the heels of Rodgers and Rodgers said that he is going to keep Nebraska on his radar.
"I have been in contact with Coach Tim Beck and I am just going to stay in touch with him throughout the summer. I think that they will definitely stay on my radar. They are a big-time school. I know that their fans are crazy about their football up there."