Spokane Coug 'always knew' it would be WSU

SPOKANE'S JAKE RODGERS has been to Pullman a number of times over the years, and he was there again this past weekend on an official visit. Each time he treks to the Palouse, he says, he gets more amped up about buckling up the chinstrap and donning the crimson and gray. The big man talks about what position he might play and more ...

Rodgers (6-7, 245) verbally committed to Paul Wulff way back in April. And he's never had any doubts.

"I always knew all along I made the right choice," said Rodgers. "The weekend just proved it to me that much more.

"Every time I go down there, I like it just that much more."

RODGERS SPENT much of the weekend bonding with future Cougar teammates.

"I feel like we all got along really well. They're great guys, I'm really looking forward to playing with them and being part of the team," Rodgers said.

HE ALSO SPENT time with Wulff and the Cougar coaching staff.

"We talked big picture about what I need to do and how I can help the team. And we just talked about what I needed to do in preparation for Signing Day," said Rodgers.

Rodgers is a highly rated tight end -- No. 36 on Scout.com's national list. Because he's 6-foot-7, has a huge wing span and the frame, foot speed and arm length -- some think he could develop into a prototypical Pac-10 left tackle for the Cougs.

"We'll see how much weight I put on and see what happens when I get down there and into the weight room," said Rodgers.

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