Butte's Rodgers pulls in first offer

Last week, Butte QB Jordan Rodgers (6-2, 210) ventured up to Pullman, Wa. to take in Washington State's game against Arizona State and to meet with the Cougar coaching staff. He had an good visit to the Palouse, but is still waiting on an offer from the Pac 10 school. This past week a Big 12 school stepped up with an offer and Rodgers updated us recently on the newest developments...

"Last week was really great," Rodgers told JCFootball.com. "I really liked it up there. They coaching staff at Washington State is working hard and I got to meet with them for a while and talk about things.

"When they were recruiting me, they were sort of caught off guard that I wanted to visit on my bye week. They said it's still a little early in their evaluations to offer me, but they said they will know something pretty soon.

"I was cool with that because they were up front with me. I liked the school and the program though. I think they have a lot to offer."

Rodgers' host on his visit was David Gilbertson, a freshman who is redshirting this year.

"He was really cool and we had fun hanging out," Rodgers said. "He's still sorta feeling his way around there, but he showed me a good time. He took me on a tour of the campus and the facilities and just showed me what being a player there is all about."

While Rodgers came away empty handed from his visit to Washington State, he found out Thursday that he's piqued the interest of one Big 12 school enough to warrant an offer.

"Kansas called and said they were going to offer me," Rodgers said. "That was a really big offer for me. They have a great offense, (Todd) Reesing is graduating so there is a spot up for someone to fill it and they play in a great conference.

"The coaches there all said I reminded them a lot of Reesing which is flattering because he's such a prolific passer. They want me to come out right after my season is over so that I can check things out and I will probably set that up pretty soon."

And Kansas isn't the only Big 12 school who has picked up the pace.

"It sorta ironic, because they play Kansas this week, but Colorado called me too and said they were really interested," Rodgers said. "The head coach there (Dan Hawkins) and I spoke and he said they want to get me up on a visit here pretty soon too so things are definitely picking up."

This weekend Rodgers and the Road Runners continue to try and defend their national championship with a game against City College of San Francisco in a game of NCFA unbeatens.

"They are a really good team and they are always loaded with talented guys, but we're good too so it will be a great matchup," Rodgers said.

On the season Rodgers has completed 62% of his passes for 878 yards, nine touchdowns and only one interception.

Rodgers was a full-qualifier out of high school, so he can leave at any time and he plans to sign with a school in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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