Casey Roddick has officially announced that his recruiting process is nearing the finish line, as the 2017 offensive lineman from Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure revealed his top five colleges on the evening of July 24.
The three-star lineman – who is projected to play guard at the next level - checks in at 6-foot-4, 342 pounds, and looks to make a final verbal decision before his senior season starts on Aug. 28 against Bakersfield (Calif.) Centennial, a game in which he will face off with Golden Bears defensive end commit Gabe Cherry.
Colorado: “I’ve heard a lot from Colorado since my sophomore year. It’s mainly coach Gary Bernardi (tight ends and fullbacks coach) who is recruiting me. Colorado is giving me that family vibe and that’s what I like.”
Oregon: “At the end of my junior year, offensive line coach Steve Greatwood reached out to me and offered. He’s a great guy, a family guy and he knows how to coach. We visited Eugene during the spring game and my mother loved the campus and head coach Mark Helfrich. The coaches also preach life after football and how they want you to be successful after Oregon.”
California: “It’s crazy and funny with Cal. I sent out my film to them and then three days later, they offered me (on Feb. 10) and I was told by coach Brandon Jones, the offensive line coach, that he’s been watching me play for a long time when he would come watch Bonnie games. What intrigues me is the Cal degree and education. You can’t beat that and there’s something special about getting that Cal degree.”
San Diego State: “Blane Morgan (quarterbacks coach) sounds very enthusiastic and very promising about the future of San Diego State football. The San Diego State coaches also said that they want big offensive linemen. Once I heard that, I said to myself that SDSU is pretty nice. We visited the campus over the summer and I loved the facilities. They like powering people with the run and I want to go to a program that runs the ball.”
Oregon State: “I met the offensive line coach T.J. Woods and the wide receiver coach Brent Brennan a year ago and they started recruiting me. It’s actually my dad’s alma mater, as he went to culinary school there. The thing I love about Corvallis is that I love the area. It reminds me of Ojai (Calif.). The trees and surroundings are beautiful.”