Rodgers decides to become a Commodore

Things have come around for Butte QB Jordan Rodgers (6-3, 210). After he was left in the lurch when Mark Mangino stepped down as the head coach at Kansas, what looked to be a sure thing went out the window. But when you have the passing skills that Rodgers showed the past two years, things don't stay stagnant for long and on Monday night he inked his name on a Vanderbilt letter-of-intent...

"I just signed with them tonight," a happy Rodgers told Monday night. "I loved the coaches and the players and the facilities and when you have the competition of the SEC facing you every week, you know it's the best there is, bar none."

Rodgers has been told by the Commodore coaches to be ready to compete for the starting spot the moment he arrives on campus in mid-January and he said he's up to the task.

"I've been waiting my whole life for this opportunity, so I'm going to go there and give it my best shot," Rodgers said.

Rodgers had a solid sophomore season completing 58% of his passes for over 2,400 yards, 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions while leading Butte to an 8-3 record and a 22-15 win over Sierra in the Premier West Bank Bowl.

"For having such a young team, I think we did really well," Rodgers said. "I felt like I got better as the season went along, but we play some really tough and talented teams so overall I'd say it was a productive season and next year, because of all the young guys that played, they should be back on top again."

Rodgers is a very good student and was a full-qualifier out of high school. He'll have three years to play two once he arrives on campus.

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