Friday, June 11, 2010

Recruiting 2011---Richard Rodgers



UMass has offered to Richard Rodgers a 6-4 225 pd TE from Shrewsbury, MA.

Stub articles listing UMass' offer here and here. Rodgers Rivals page here.

Article on Rodgers receiving an offer from Oregon here.

He has also received offers from Cal, Notre Dame, Maryland and Virginia as well. If he wants to stay local, UMass would be an option for him.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

why would umass even offer? he has multiple offers from big schools. what are we doing?

UMass74 said...

The rules of the game on recruiting is that schools do not recruit players unless there is some reciprocal interest.

So if we offered, he would have had to indicated he had some interest in UMass.

They player also has to consider how he would fit into the recruiting school's plan. If he ends up at Notre Dame, he's got to take into consideration that they will be recruiting Rivals four star, 6-7 285 pd tight ends every year. Most players take into account how much playing time it looks like they will get.

It's always nice to have a backup plan...

Anonymous said...

big difference playing on espn then comcast sportsnet on saturdays.

Anonymous said...

Also a big difference between playing on Comcast and sitting buried on the bench.

UMass74 said...

Just for the heck of it I looked at Notre Dame and Penn State.

The Irish have five TE's on their spring roster and and two (Rivals four star and two star) recruits coming in August

Penn state has seven TE's on their spring roster and two more arriving this summer (Rivals four star and three star recruits).

UMass74 said...

UMass has three TE's on the Spring Roster and had no TE recruits in 2010.

Two of UMass' TE's are Juniors.

If Rogers wants playing time, UMass would be the place to go...

Anonymous said...

Rogers dominated Longmeadow with his St. John's team along with Griffin Murphy. Also has a powerful leg in kicking and punting as well as being one of the better basketball players in the state.

Anonymous said...

The kid is coming to Cal...and FYI, his old man was part of the greatest play in college football; The Play. With that kind of legacy, the kid was bound for Cal.