6'5'' / 289 lbs
Other major offers:
Arizona St., Arkansas, Clemson, Colorado, Florida, Florida St., Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, N.C. State, Oklahoma, Pitt, Rutgers, Tennessee, UCLA, Southern Cal, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia
After choosing Carolina over in-state Maryland, Na'Ty Rodgers impressed the coaches in his first fall camp. He played a little bit against Arkansas after an injury to Ronald Patrick, but didn't play after that. He was granted a medical redshirt after injuring his thumb (wink, wink) and still has four years of eligibility remaining.
Heading into the spring, Rodgers was considered the front-runner to replace Ronald Patrick as the starting right guard. However, during an uneven spring in which Rodgers struggled off-field with academics and a disorderly conduct arrest, he was passed on the depth chart by Mike Matulis, who moved inside from tackle and impressed Shawn Elliott in the new role. Rodgers remains a contender for the spot, though, where it still isn't clear who will start against Texas A&M.
Na'Ty's father played college football at Oklahoma and Washington.
Beat writer's terrible double-meaning lede:
"Georgia's defensive line wished Na'Ty Rodgers was more like Mr. Rogers after the freshman offensive guard made some unneighborly hits while opening holes for Mike Davis."