Jose Rodriguez, the star offensive tackle for Bishop Amat High in La Puente (Calif.) had a number of reasons to commit to Kansas last summer. One of them, he admitted, was his family.
“My brother is the starting right tackle for Kansas [Cesar Rodriguez],” Rodriguez said. “That was a big factor in my decision. He didn’t make or break the decision for me, but he helped guide me along in it. He’s paved the way for me through most of my high school career. I think he’s pretty excited.”
Rodriguez plans to make an official visit to Kansas on December 17, and he says that he’s looking forward to seeing his brother and the coaches that call him each week.
“The coaches, mostly Ed Warinner [offensive line coach], call me every week to check up on how things are going,” he said. “I’m a pretty firm Kansas commitment, and I feel good about how everything is going with them.”
And as far as the second Rodriguez brother to head to Kansas is concerned, the level of play he can achieve is determined mostly by how hard he wills himself to win.
“No matter how hard or tired I am, I just won’t quit,” Rodriguez said. “I’ll wear you down and beat you. I’m not the strongest or fastest player around, but I’ll be there when you make a mistake, and that’s when I’ll take advantage of it.”