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Lamar Consolidated duo hitting the road

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Birds of a feather are seemingly flocking together.
Rosenberg (Texas) Lamar Consolidated teammates Lavar Brown and Jarvis Jones are taking two official visits together. The pair is visiting Arizona this weekend as the Wildcats host USC and their coach Lydell Wilson is setting up a trip for the two to Iowa in weeks to come.
Jones (6-6, 275-pounds) is a fleet-footed offensive lineman while Brown (6-3, 225-pounds) is a bruising defensive end.
"They have played very well for us this year," Wilson said. "They are talented kids with grades, who will have their choice of schools."
Consolidated's James Rodgers is also hitting the recruiting radar with his versatility. The three-way star has been offered by Utah State and is receiving several highlight tape requests.
"Pound for pound he's our best player," Wilson said. "He likes schools like Rice, Northwestern and Oklahoma State, but I think they are scared off by his size. Nobody works harder than this kid though."
The 5-foot-6 athlete starts at safety, receiver and on special teams.
His brother Jaquizz Rodgers is a running back prodigy, who rushed for over 2,000 yards as a sophomore.
"He's getting a lot of mail and interest from Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Boston College and Arizona," Wilson said. "He'll have a number of offers entering his senior season next year."
Other athletes of note include senior Dustin Stroud, a 6-1, 230-pound tight end, and sophomore quarterback D.J. Smallwood.
"Stroud has tremendous grades and is looking at Tulane and Vanderbilt," Wilson said. "D.J. will be a great prospect in a couple of years."
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