Rodgers chooses Oregon State

Lamar Consolidated RB Jacquizz Rodgers will go down in history as one of Texas' top ‘backs. After amassing thousands of yards for three consecutive seasons, he has pulled in plenty of Division I interest. With multiple college options to choose from, he decided to commit. TPI caught up with Rodgers during Week 10 for this recruiting update.

In a 28-7 win over Foster last week, Lamar Consolidated running back Jacquizz Rodgers rush for 145 yards and two touchdowns. With that performance, he has accumulated over 7,000 yards during his high school career. 

To go along with this big news, he also decided to commit to one of the six schools that offered him a scholarship.

"I gave a verbal commitment to Oregon State," the 5-7, 185-pound Rodgers said. "I chose them because I felt like I could get some playing time early."

Rodgers picked the Beavers over his other options like SMU, Arizona, Louisiana Tech, UTEP, and Baylor. In the end, it was Oregon State's persistence and the friendly environment at the school that stood out to him the most. 

He took an unofficial visit there to see a family member play in a football game.

"I felt like it was a nice town when I went up there," Rodgers said of his trip to Corvallis, OR. "I went to see my brother (James Rodgers) when they played UCLA. During the recruiting process they called me every week and showed the most interest."

On the season, Rodgers has 1,776 yards and 19 touchdowns. The 7-2 (4-0 in District 24-4A play) Lamar Consolidated team has seen much success this season and have already secured a spot in the playoffs. With that said, Rodgers plans to take an official when his high school career is completed.

"I want to find out more about the school," Rodgers said. "I plan to take an official visit up there sometime after my football season."


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