TheInsiders.com spoke Wednesday with Wendell Say, Head Coach at Aiea High School in Aiea, Hawaii and Coach Say has plenty to say when it comes to his prize lineman, 6-5, 275-pound Brandon Rodd. "Brandon is a three-year starter," said Coach Say. "I predict he'll play on the offensive line in college. He's 275 pounds but he's pretty slim. I bet he could pack on another 50 pounds easy." Rodd was a pre-season All-State selection.
Add 30 reps of 185 pounds during a combine last summer and a 4.9 40 and you have a big-time athlete. "He's smart and very athlete," said Coach Say. "He has a lot of ability." It's no wonder he's getting a lot of phone calls from schools on the mainland. "It was interesting, but USC
was one of the first schools to get on him early, but they stopped recruiting him. Oregon
, Oregon State
and Arizona State
have all been watching him. San Diego State
Coach Say believes Brandon will make his decision after his final trip. "He's going to Arizona State this weekend and then he'll decide," he said. "If you would have asked me last year I would have thought he would stay close to home. He's a water boy. He loves to surf, but now I don't think it matters anymore."
The schools he'll choose from are Oregon (1/17), Arizona State, San Diego State (1/3) and Hawaii (12/6). "He's pretty open right now," Caoch Say said. "He's just looking to see which school is the best fit for him. All the schools are good programs and it's going to be a tough decision for him. He likes them all."