Tha Canes landed yet another 2 commits. South Lake Carroll DB Kacy Rodgers and Glades Central TE Clive Walford. Rodgers, who's father is the Defensive Line coach for the Miami Dolphins, has been the topic of much discussion. Apparently, he was turned away by Georgia and UF and then came to us. Basically there was no room for him a la Jakhari Gore. Either way he chose Miami in the end. I see a lot of potential in this kid. At 6'2 186 lbs, he has the prototypical body to become a big physical shutdown corner. He runs at about 4.45 right now and if he can maintain that speed, he has a great chance of becoming that shutdown corner he says he wants to be. Rodger's will be down in Miami in approximately 2-3 weeks to visit his father and the campus. He seems to be a solid 100% commit. Lets hope no other SEC school comes calling and it stays that way. Rodgers had offers from the likes of Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Oklahome State just to name a few. Welcome to the Cane family!
Our second commit is 6'6 225lbs TE Clive Walford out of Glade Central. Walford is relatively new to the game of football, but coming from the court to the field has been an easy transition for him. At 6'6 225 lbs and running a 4.6 forty, he could turn out to be a decent TE. Walford did leave football left football a few yrs back stating that he had lost the love for the game, but regained shortly after and is now 100% committed to the game. Hopefully that's not a problem down the road. At those measurable, he has great upside, but he is a bit raw and will need to work on his technique and overall football knowledge before he can begin making an impact on the field for the Canes. Walford had offers from West Virginia, Rutgers, USF, FIU, Indiana and Purdue. Welcome to the U!!
CANESFEST is this weekend July 25th at Land Shark Stadium from 12-2pm. We will be out there enjoying the first time the public gets to see the whole team together for the first time. Its a good time and something nice to experience, so head on down there.
Tune in as we will be letting everyone know what the plans are for those staying home on Labor Day and not heading up to Tally for the game. Coming soon!!!