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Gamecocks, Terps Battle for OL

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Na'Ty Rodgers has been the subject of a lot of rumors lately and, as it turns out, there have been some important changes in his recruitment. The offensive lineman out of Pomfret (Md.) McDonough has named his top two but others are still in contention.
"Maryland and South Carolina would probably be my top two," said the 6-foot-5, 278-pound Rodgers. "Washington and Oklahoma are up there too."
Are the Terps the favorite because they're so close to home?
"It's a really attractive idea right now," he said. "I can't base my decision off of location. You really have to want to be there. I'm not going to favor them because I'm from near there. I talk to Derwin (Gray) all the time who is going to Maryland also."
Rodgers had been high on Arkansas in the past but it seems the relationship between the two has cooled.
"They were in my top 5 but they've recently stopped talking to me so they aren't in there right now."
Recently, David Dawson,, a four star offensive lineman from Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech, decommitted from Michigan after he told the Wolverines he would be visiting the Florida Gators. Since then, the winningest team in college football history has been looking to fill the void left by Dawson. Rodgers is one of the players the Wolverines see as a possible fit.
"I'm going to take a good look at them. If I like them, I like them. If I don't, then I don't. I'm not going to try and force it because they offered me now, late in the process."
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