ATH RJ Roderick of Cane Bay said Saturday night he now plans to graduate early from high school and enroll in college in January. As such, he is moving up his decision timetable. On the paperwork for early graduation, he has until June 7th to identify his college of choice. He plans to make his decision before that, about two to three weeks from now. And Clemson has now entered the conversation for him.
“They are recruiting me as a running back,” said Roderick who plays quarterback and safety in high school. He has been in touch with Clemson running backs coach Tony Elliott. “I’ve been going back and forth with him on Twitter, talking about basic stuff and getting to know him. He told me I was being recruited as a running back and he only has a certain number of offers to give out and he wanted to be sure I could fit the spot.”
Elliott was by Cane Bay recently to check in on Roderick and he said he is considering taking an unofficial visit to Clemson this month. He’s also planning to visit NC State this month.
USC has been the leader for Roderick and is recruiting him as a safety. He said nothing has changed with the Gamecocks’ position as holding the lead.
“Yes, as of right now they do, but I’m still weighing my options and going over things,” Roderick said. He most recently visited USC for the social event on April 29th.
Besides Clemson’s Elliott, Roderick said recruiters from Georgia Tech, Eastern Kentucky, Furman, Florida State and Miami of Ohio have been by the school.