Huskies have a tie with Maryland OT prospect

We all know that Washington is casting a wide net in trying to find the best recruits they can bring into the fold and one that has a tie to the Husky program is McDonough (Pomfret, Md.) OT Na'Ty Rodgers, a physically imposing offensive line prospect who said he plans to to visit come to Seattle to see UW's Spring Game...

Rodgers' father, Tyrone, was a member of Washington's National Championship team back in 1991 and so the talented line prospect has been aware of the Husky's legacy of top teams and producing NFL-caliber players.

"I've been up there a lot and my dad is really proud of the school he played for and graduated from," Rodgers told "I've gone to camp there and my dad has told me about some of the great times he had there.

"I have also been talking to the coaches there and they have big plans for Husky Stadium, so that should be really cool to see how it is coming along."

In addition to meeting with the coaches, Rodgers said he's looking forward to taking in Washington's spring game at Century Link Field and meeting some of the other top prospects on Washington's radar.

"That should be real cool being able to see the game there," Rodgers said. "I love the fact that I get to go to a pro stadium and see what that is like and then just meet with the players and the other prospects that, if I ended up going there, I would be playing with."

While Rodgers admitted that Washington will be in it "until the end" with regards to his recruitment, he said he's still "very open" to all of the other schools that have offered -- Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Rutgers, SMU, Tennessee, USC, Virginia and West Virginia -- and he said he's been out seeing other schools as well this spring.

"I just got back from visiting Penn State (yesterday) and I was at West Virginia pretty recently too," Rodgers said. "I haven't started narrowing things down yet, but I definitely will start to look at that this summer.

"I want to take my visits and then make my decision. I will either make my commitment at a bowl game, either the U.S. Army game or the Under Armor game if I get invited, or on Signing Day (February 6th). Until then, I'm just going to check schools out and see what they have to offer."

We will catch up with Rodgers after his visit to Seattle later this month and have updates on his progress through the recruiting process in the months ahead.

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