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USC commit rocks Kentucky blue on these…

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Amari Rodgers is a four-star wide receiver in the 2017 class, ranked 22nd at his position by 247 Sports. He committed to Southern California back in June, but was spotted wearing a Kentucky football t-shirt at his high school in Knoxville recently.

The Kentucky tee likely came from his father, Tee Martin, who coached UK’s receivers in 2010 and 2011. The former Tennessee great is currently coaching receivers at USC, which explains his son’s commitment to the Trojans.

But we can still hope, right?

Article written by Drew Franklin

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10 Comments for USC commit rocks Kentucky blue on these…



  1. doc
    3:41 pm October 19, 2015 Permalink

    I wonder if his father will still have a job if an entirely new USC coaching staff comes in this offseason.



  2. baller
    3:45 pm October 19, 2015 Permalink

    Seen this kid play against Belfry, he’s definitely good.



  3. fatbrat
    3:46 pm October 19, 2015 Permalink

    I don’t think people realize how many UK fans are in the Knoxville area. The kid out of Knox Catholic plays wherever his dad is coaching.



  4. Dieter
    3:53 pm October 19, 2015 Permalink

    This is definitely a smokescreen, nothing to see here. However, it is dangerous for a player to commit based on personal relationships with coaches…what happens when the carousel inevitably turns and those coaches are gone? Recently heard an ESPN guy talk about “Love the dorms, love the food, love the fans, love your teammates, but don’t love a coach. They’ll break your heart when they get a new job or get fired.” This is especially true in football when a kid has to stay 3-4 years before declaring for the draft. Wish him the best though!



    • memphis
      4:05 pm October 19, 2015 Permalink

      Makes sense. It surprised me last week when a kid committed to South Carolina less than 48 hours after Spurrier retired. He must have taken your advice.



  5. JR
    3:57 pm October 19, 2015 Permalink

    Unless hes committing or a student on campus, I do not care. I hate recruiting stories that amount to nothing.



  6. The Loco Pollo
    3:57 pm October 19, 2015 Permalink

    That’s a big boy for a WR – especially one who is a junior in high school.

    I’m thinking the Broncos may need to sign Tee to get the job done.



  7. fatbrat
    4:33 pm October 19, 2015 Permalink

    Not that it matters but Kentucky never offered this kid. They never offered 5 star receiver Tee Higgins who publicly said he would like to visit. Rashan Gary the number one player in the country for 2016 publicly said he would like to visit UK but never even got a look. There are great players outside the state of Ohio.



  8. NOstradamus
    4:58 pm October 19, 2015 Permalink

    NNNNNOOOOOO chance in hades…



  9. pithuahua
    5:19 pm October 19, 2015 Permalink

    I don’t know why this is even in the FB recruiting section. What does it have to do with UK football recruiting…just saying.