THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Casey Roddick of Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure currently holds four offers from Pac-12 powers Oregon, Oregon State, California and Colorado. But could a fifth be on the way from the Pacific Northwest? The powerful 6-foot-4, 342-pound 3-star lineman got a chance to show his size, power and quick feet in front of the Washington coaching staff at the Rising Star Camp held on June 8 at the Cal Lutheran campus. Roddick, who holds eight reported offers, said that he could tell the Huskies liked what they saw from him on the Rolland Stadium field.
“Not only were the UW coaches pleased with my work, I was pleased with my work from pass protection and my run blocking skills,” Roddick said.
The 2017 prospect Roddick got an opportunity to push around bags and show his technical side to the Huskies coaches, particularly offensive line coach Chris Strausser.
Roddick told Scout back in April that he has a top three of Oregon, Colorado and Cal. But after interacting with the Huskies, he’s hoping UW can emerge as the next Power Five school to extend an offer.
“I like Washington a lot. I would hope [that they would offer]. If they keep studying my film and study me as a person, I think they would not only get a good offensive lineman, but a good person too,” Roddick said.
His most recent scholarship came from San Jose State, as the Spartans entered the Roddick sweepstakes on June 6. With Roddick approaching 10 offers before his senior season, he’s still trying to decide when he’ll announce his verbal commitment.
“I would like for things to ride out until National Signing Day but if I had a choice to commit early, I would commit by August,” Roddick said.
And, even as St. Bonaventure’s most desired player for college coaches in the 2017 class, Roddick still believes he’s got lots to learn on the football field, which was why he wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to introduce himself and his trench skills to UW.
“You can always learn a lot more. You’ve got to be a sponge in this work,” Roddick said. “In football, you’ve got to learn everything and be open to everything. So coming out here and getting some work in plus having others critique my work is always good.”