Carroll Corner Following Father

Rodgers commits to Miami, will be close to dad during season

Southlake Carroll cornerback Kacy Rodgers had plenty of storied college football programs to choose from, including his father's alma mater Tennessee, where the elder Kacy Rodgers played in the late 1980s and early 1990s before a brief career in the NFL.

Now, after a stint as an assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys, the elder Rodgers is an assistant for the Miami Dolphins, and now the Southlake Carroll corner will be near his father during football seasons as the cornerback has orally committed to the University of Miami. Oral commitments are non-binding. The first day a Class of 2010 recruit can sign a national letter of intent is Feb. 3.

The younger Rodgers has unlimited potential. At 6-2, he's the type of big corners coaches just drool over these days. He also is a solid 185 pounds and runs a sub-4.5 40-yard dash to go with his 35-inch vertical. That number of vertical doesn't just jump off the page, but when you're a 6 foot 2 inch cornerback, you don't need an eye-popping vertical.

Last season, Rodgers had 29 tackles, three interceptions and 10 pass breakups as he was often avoided by opposing quarterbacks.

And in case there was any doubt of Rodgers' potential, just check the list of suitors he had in the recruiting process: Miami, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Notre Dame, and those are just some of the bigger names.

One thing's for certain, his dad might be sneaking out of some Saturday meetings to catch his son's games in two years.

Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/award-winning blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. One month until scrimmages start! Woohoo!

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