Rodgers Waits for UCLA Offer

Las Flores (Calif.) Tesoro linebacker Blake Rodgers camped at UCLA last weekend and he hopes his camp performance earns him an offer from the Bruins...

Las Flores (Calif.) Tesoro linebacker Blake Rodgers (6-2, 220), has two offers and thinks that could be growing this week.

Air Force and Washington offered Rodgers earlier in the spring and Rodgers camped at UCLA last weekend and thinks the Bruins could be next.

"I actually feel like it's a possibility that UCLA will offer," said Rodgers. "I just got a call from my coach (Monday) and he said that Coach (Jim) Mastro, the recruiter for my area, wants me to call him. We'll see what happens with that."

In the meantime, Rodgers has set up an unofficial visit to Washington for this weekend.

"I talked to Coach (Nick) Holt on Sunday so I'm going to Washington for sure this Friday and they're going to have a tour for me and we'll see a bunch of stuff," said Rodgers.

So could Rodgers make a commitment if all goes well in Seattle?

"I might commit this weekend, there is a good possibility," said Rodgers. "If UCLA offers and gets into the picture, I'll hold off and weigh everything, but I'm pretty excited about visiting Washington and think it's a good fit. I'm not really sure what's going to happen yet."

Rodgers has been to Stanford and USC for Junior Days and camped at UCLA, but Washington will be his first venture outside of the Golden State as a recruit. He may also get out to Arizona State, a school that has signed someone from Tesoro each of the last three years.

"Arizona State was recruiting me too and they'll probably be offering me soon," said Rodgers. "They wanted to come out there on a visit and seem pretty interested in me. I'm good friends with Sean O'Grady, who I played with last year (and signed with Arizona State in February)."

Rodgers said that even if he does make an early commitment, he wouldn't completely shut things down.

"I think I'm still going to want to go on some visits," said Rodgers. "The only games I've ever been to are UCLA games at the Rose Bowl."

Rodgers said while defense is definitely where his future is, he'll play quite a bit of offense this year.

"I'll be playing a little more tailback this season," said Rodgers. "But I'm definitely a defensive guy."

Academically, Rodgers has a 3.4 GPA and scored a 1680 on the SAT.

Last fall, Rodgers had 80 tackles, six sacks and two interceptions as a 2010 junior at Tesoro.


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