After making strides as a program, Bear (Del.) Red Lion Christian Academy guard Khaliel Rodgers feels encouraged. He is also encouraged with his recruiting process, which continues to keep him very busy.
"As a team I think we made a statement for Delaware football," he said. "Playing a national schedule we did ok. We really built on last season."
At 6-foot-3, 300-pounds, Rodgers is concentrating on improving certain parts of his game during the off-season.
"I want to work on understanding defenses and my overall football IQ," said Rodgers.
The big junior is being recruited as a guard or center and is gaining increased attention.
"I'm getting a lot of interest from Miami, Rutgers, UCLA, Auburn and many Big East schools," explained Rodgers. "I have offers from Connecticut and Temple, both great programs. I like the UConn coaching staff and the atmosphere around Temple."
When deciding which school to attend, Rodgers takes many factors into consideration.
"The coaching staff, campus and academics are all major factors in my recruitment," said Rodgers. "I want to get offered by all the schools looking at me because I feel like I can compete at the highest level."
Rodgers has already been able to take a few visits, including his first trip to the Sunshine State.
"My visit to Miami was my first time even being in Florida and everything went great," he said. "I got to walk around the campus and the amazing facilities. I'm hoping for an offer from them pretty soon."
Rodgers also went out to the west coast to visit a few schools.
"I really enjoyed the environment out on the west coast when I visited UCLA and USC," said Rodgers. "I was there for the rivalry game. The game was incredible. I was on the field before the game and in the locker room afterwards. I like both of the campuses and academic programs."
Rodgers is still working on figuring out which combines he will attend this off-season and is in the process of planning more visits.