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Yoink! Virginia Tech nabs Rodgers from ODU

Virginia Tech flipped 3-star Athlete/cornerback from New Jersey- he's changed his commitment from the Monarchs to the Hokies.

In Rodgers, Facyson gets a new secondary mate.
In Rodgers, Facyson gets a new secondary mate.
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That was from January 27th. This is a late game grab by Coach Fuente- it's netted Tech a brand new defensive back. Rodgers' offer came just before the final official visit weekend. It must have excited him. He came right down, and when he went home, he cancelled a following official to his home-state school, Rutgers. Rodgers adds another defensive back to Gray's potential pupil cabinet. Rodgers is rated at 3 stars by all four major recruiting services.

Tyree Rodgers (Cherry Hill, NJ. 170lbs, 6'-1", Athlete/Cornerback)

I like cornerbacks that make plays and tackle. Rodgers does both. He's got good hands and goes and gets the ball. He's also shifty and has speed- it'll help him in the semi-man semi-zone defense that Foster generally runs on the outside. He'll definitely fit in the short field corner, where he can use that athleticism against weaker receivers- I mean, that's kind of the strategy that Bud goes with, it's why you see those boundary corners with gaudy interception totals on our team. But his quarterback tape can only show me that he's got shiftiness and he'll hopefully use that knowledge to understand opposing offenses. He's also lengthy for a corner, at 6'-1". That long frame will help against the larger receivers we often see.

Sorry ODU, but congratulations to Tyree!