Hallsville, Texas athlete Roderick Muckelroy made his name as a junior when he lined up against future Oklahoma Sooner running back Adrian Peterson and held his own. Now, colleges are going to start coming after the 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker.
“Roderick had a really good game that day against Palestine and Peterson, in particular,” Hallsville coach Roger Adams said. “It seemed like everywhere the ball was, there was Roderick.”
That game, as well as a solid junior season overall, has helped college coaches realize Muckelroy can help them as they look to add players to their roster in the class of 2005.
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“He’s getting quite a bit of mail already,” Adams said. “He doesn’t have any scholarship offers, but, he’s getting quite a bit of stuff all the time from schools.”
Some of the schools in pursuit at this point include Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, TCU, LSU, Nebraska and Kansas.
“I don’t know that he has a favorite school at this point,” the coach said. “He’ll probably take in a couple this summer at camps and stuff, so he might start to have a few ideas as the summer gets along.”
During his junior season, Muckelroy finished with 116 tackles on defense. He also spent time on offense in the Hallsville backfield as the running back.