Friday, January 4, 2013
Five scheduled to announce at UA Game
By Jeremy Crabtree
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- And then there were five.
Under Armour All-America Game officials have confirmed that Pomfret (Md.) McDonough four-star offensive tackle Na'Ty Rodgers will not announce his decision tonight’s game. Kickoff for the sixth annual game is at 5 p.m. ET and is broadcast on ESPN.
Rodgers tweeted late last night that he wasn’t going to announce his decision and likely would wait until signing day.
“I've decided to not announce tomorrow,” the tweet said. “Sorry folks.”
Rodgers was expected to decide between Maryland and South Carolina at the game, but now he’s going to wait. Oklahoma and Washington have also been in contention with Rodgers, who ranks as the nation’s No. 27 offensive tackle and the No. 9 player in Maryland.
Still scheduled to announce are four-star safety Leon McQuay III, four-star defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko, four-star athlete Max Redfield, four-star linebacker Trey Johnson and four-star athlete Kendell Beckwith.
McQuay is expected to pick between Florida State and USC. Ogundeko lists Syracuse and Clemson as the favorites.
Redfield listed Notre Dame, Ohio State and USC as his finalists, but the Buckeyes aren't actively recruiting him and he should pick between the Irish and Trojans.
Beckwith will decide between LSU and Alabama. Johnson will choose from Ohio State, Tennessee and Florida, but the final pick will be between the Buckeyes and Vols.