For weeks Terps football fans have been looking forward to the 2013 Under Armour All-American game to find out whether or not in-state standout Na’Ty Rodgers would announce his college commitment to the University of Maryland.
Well, it is the morning of the Under Armour All-American game and it appears as if the Terp Nation will have to wait a little longer to find out of the four-star OT from McDonough will choose the Terps over the South Carolina Gamecocks and Washington Huskies. Late last night from his Twitter account Rodgers made it known that he would not be announcing his college decision at today’s All-American game. At this time, Rodgers has offered no inclination as to when a decision could be made public.
While the delay appears to be based off the fact that there are family members Na’Ty wants present who, for one reason or another, will be unable to make it on-stage tonight, Terps fans should not worry. In actuality, this could play in the Terps favor. Jc Shurburtt, National Recruiting Director for 247Sports and owner of the South Carolina team site on the 247Sports Network, said as much this morning from his Twitter (Which is a must follow for fellow recruitniks).
The writing on the wall with Rodgers for quite some time now has been that the Gamecocks were well ahead in positioning themselves for a commitment from the All-American OT. Maryland has without a doubt gained ground on the Gamecocks in recent weeks, will that be enough to secure the services of Rodgers? We’ll just have to wait to find out but I will say that I agree with Shurburtt in that this is positive for the Terps. We will have more information for you on Rodgers announcement as it becomes available, be sure to follow us at @terpstationmd for news on Maryland Terrapins athletics as it happens.