NCF On The Trail: na'ty rodgers

Na'Ty Rodgers makes his decision 

January, 21, 2013
Na'Ty Rodgers had the feeling he had been waiting for. He knew it was time for him to commit.

The four-star offensive tackle did so after his official visit to South Carolina, choosing the Gamecocks over a host of other schools. He also took official visits to Maryland, Washington and Oklahoma.

"I thought it was time," the 6-foot-4, 285-pound prospect from Pomfret (Md.) McDonough said. "I had the feeling that it was time to do it."

Four-star offensive tackle is SEC-bound 

January, 21, 2013
Pomfret (Md.) McDonough offensive tackle Na’Ty Rodgers was originally scheduled to make a decision at the Under Armour All-America Game, and most expected the decision to come between South Carolina and Maryland.

However, when it came time to announce at the game, he wasn’t quite ready. But now he is.

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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.

Terrapins or Gamecocks for OT Rodgers 

January, 1, 2013
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Four-star offensive tackle Na’Ty Rodgers (Pomfret, Md./McDonough) is among the prospects who have mentioned plans to announce their decision at the Under Armour All-America Game at 5 p.m. ET Friday on ESPN. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound lineman is set to choose between two programs.

“I am going to commit to Maryland or South Carolina at the Under Armour Game,” Rodgers said.

For the Terrapins, the local appeal has them in contention to get the four-star recruit.

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Weekend Rewind: Washington 

December, 10, 2012
SEATTLE -- With one verbal commitment and eight official visitors, it was a busy weekend for Washington.

While cornerback Daquawn Brown (Los Angeles/Dorsey) was getting a tour of the Space Needle and offensive tackle Na’Ty Rodgers (Pomfret, Md./McDonough) was tweeting pictures of the view from his hotel room, linebacker Azeem Victor (Pomona, Calif./Pomona) was at home in California deciding it was the right time to announce he would play college football for the Huskies. Now that Victor has joined the program's 2013 class, Washington has 20 current commitments.

Brown and Rodgers were joined on their visits by USC commits offensive tackle Nico Falah (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco) and cornerback Jalen Ramsey (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy).

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