August 31, 2011

OL Rodgers is one to watch in 2013

Early in the summer UConn became the first school to verbally offer Khaliel Rodgers, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound offensive lineman from Delaware.

While Delaware doesn't produce a lot of FBS prospects the state has a few guys to keep an eye on this year.

Rodgers is one of the best offensive linemen from the state in recent memory, and though he's listed as an offensive guard he's primarily being recruited as a center by the schools he has heard from.

"I have an offer from UConn," Rodgers said this week. "I want to say I got that around late June or early July. I had spoken to the head coach previously about two or three times.

"He basically just wanted to see me in person so I went up there for a camp and did that.

"Their coaching staff is amazing. They have a great coaching staff. I really like the atmosphere up there."

Maryland and Penn State are two other schools that have been showing interest in the Bear (Dela.) Red Lion Christian Academy prospect.

"I've visited Rutgers and I've talked to their O-Line coach many times," Rodgers continued. "Me and him have a good relationship.

"I've also been to Rutgers a lot. I've been to Penn State and Ohio State. I've also been down to Auburn for a camp. I've been around a lot this summer."

In spite of all that Rodgers said he doesn't have a favorite and isn't in a hurry to pick one out.

"I'm going to take my time. I'll wait and take my official visits," he said, referring to next fall. "Me and a teammate might be going down to Auburn to check out a game and then probably camp down there."

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