Bud Elliott, SB Nation
Na'Ty Rodgers was expected to commit to South Carolina, and Monday morning, he did. He's one of two top offensive tackle recruits in the Gamecocks' class.
Na'Ty Rodgers surprised nobody when he announced his commitment Monday, making it official that he would pledge to the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Rodgers, a consensus four-star offensive tackle recruit, Tweeted a picture of himself in South Carolina gear:
I'm verbally committed to the university of south Carolina twitter.com/Ty_Cinco_Uno_/…— Na'Ty Rodgers (@Ty_Cinco_Uno_) January 21, 2013
Rodgers had been expected to pick the Gamecocks for some time, as Bud Elliott wrote while previewing the Under Armour All-American Game, where Rodgers played. The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder from Pomfret, Maryland was also considering Florida State, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Washington, amongst others. Rodgers, a consensus four-star is considered one of the top 25 players at the offensive tackle spot in the upcoming class.
With Rodgers in the fold, the Gamecocks continue to add to a class considered one of the top 15 in the nation. Rodgers is the fifth offensive lineman in the class, joining fellow four-star offensive tackle D.J. Park. Services are divided on whether Park or Rodgers is the better recruit, but both are big gets for South Carolina.