April 3, 2010
Rodgers' stock is on the rise
Shrewsbury (Mass.) St. John's wide receiver Richard Rodgers is undoubtedly one of the Northeast's top prospects from the Class of 2011 and he has the offer list to prove it.
The state of Massachusetts doesn't produce much top of the line high school football talent, but Rodgers could be one of the best to come out of the state in recent memory.
Notre Dame and Oregon became the two most recent schools to offer the 6-foot-4, 230-pound jumbo athlete. Though he is listed as a receiver, Rodgers told Rivals.com that he is being recruited primarily to play tight end, outside linebacker or even defensive end.
"Those offers were last week on Tuesday and Wednesday," Rodgers' said of Notre Dame and Oregon respectively. "They both came as a surprise. I sent film to both schools and I have a cousin that went to Oregon, so they knew me from that.
"I have interest in both of them. I've been wanting to go to Notre Dame since I was little, and with my cousin being at Oregon I've looked at them. They're on the west coast, they have a nice campus and nice uniforms."
Rodgers lived out in Oregon when he was younger, so the Ducks are a serious option.
He said he does not have a timeframe for when he would like to make his decision. He does not have any spring games or summer camps lined up yet but said he would try to go to summer camps at all of the schools that have offered him.
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