Rodgers Getting Close To Deciding

Southlake (Texas) Carroll star defensive back Kacy Rodgers has compiled a very attractive offer list. Rodgers lists offers from most of the top programs in America and now says he has a date in my mind to announce his choice. Bill Greene has more on this exciting prospect.

One of the top cornerbacks in America is getting close to making his college choice. Southlake [Texas] Carroll star Kacy Rodgers has more than 20 scholarship offers and now has a date targeted to make his selection public.

"Recruiting is kind of slowing down right now," Rodgers told of the recruiting experience. "It's gone great and it was pretty hectic throughout the spring, but I have a lot of great offers. The amount of offers I received has been pretty overwhelming to be honest. I have offers from Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Ohio State, and a lot of other great schools."

Rodgers knows he has a tough decision ahead of him, but he feels he has been thorough in his research and he is closing in on a final decision.

"My final choice will come down to where I feel the most comfortable," he said. "With not only the coaching staff, but with players in the program and players in the class that will be coming in with me. I will choose the program where I see myself fitting in the best."

Ohio State has a need for defensive backs in the 2010 class and they targeted Rodgers early in the spring for an offer.

"My father (Kacy Rodgers Sr.) is a coach for the Miami Dolphins and he knows a few of the Ohio State coaches pretty well," Rodgers said. "He sent my highlight tape to Ohio State and they offered me. Coach (Taver) Johnson is recruiting me and he's a great guy. I am definitely considering Ohio State. I know they put defensive backs in the NFL and it's just a great place to play football."

Although Rodgers has never visited Ohio State, he is planning to see the school in the upcoming weeks.

"I have not visited Ohio State yet, but my mom and I are coming on June 23rd," Rodgers said. "We are interested in seeing the school and meeting with the coaches in person. I will be making my commitment in early July and Ohio State is a school we really wanted to see before I make my decision."

Rodgers has visited some of the schools that have offered him and he spoke about his thoughts on some of his favorite schools.

"I have been to Florida and I like that program a lot," Rodgers said. "Florida is on top right now and that's a great place to play. I've seen Tennessee a lot because I lived there as a youngster and my father played there in college. I've also been to Oklahoma and was really impressed. I'm not really worried about staying close to home, but it kind of helps that they're fairly close. Location isn't that big of a factor though because I just want to find the right school, whether it's close or far away."

Rodgers, 6-2 and 185 pounds, also gave his thoughts on his strength as a football player and why he thought he was being recruited so heavily.

"I think coaches like my overall athletic ability and the fact that I'm a big cornerback that can move," he said. "I think I have a lot of attributes that make up a good defensive back. My father also has helped me a lot. He coaches defensive line for the Dolphins but he's given me a lot of tips about playing the game the right way. He's also helped me through the recruiting process since he went through it himself. I think these schools can see I'm a good student. My mother is a teacher and she has always stressed education over athletics. I just feel blessed to have this many great choices to make."

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