Things were looking pretty good for Maryland with Na'Ty Rodgers. He had an official visit set up last weekend to go to the College Park campus with good friend Derwin Gray and others.
A few days before the trip, the offensive lineman from Promfret (Md.) McDonough decided to visit a west coast team instead. The Washington Huskies hosted the 6-foot-5, 278-pound Rodgers, where his father is a former defensive lineman.
Rodgers seemed to enjoy his time out west.
"I got to see the sites," he said. "We went on a campus tour and hung out with the players.
"The coaches and I talked about what the plan was for me and what we would be doing if I went there," Rodgers explained. "Coach Sirmon is my recruiting coach. Coach Sarkisian and him are really laid back guys. You get what you see from those guys and that's nice."
South Carolina and Maryland have been the leaders for Rodgers for a long time so what does this visit do for the Huskies?
"I really don't know where they stand compared to South Carolina and Maryland," said Rodgers. "I'm going to visit Maryland this coming weekend and South Carolina in January.
"South Carolina one Maryland in close second and Washington in the mix."
Rodgers does not have a timeframe for when he will make his decision.