Tee Martin’s Son Amari Rodgers Commits to USC


USC’s Rising Stars Camp has come to an end but it ended with a bang, the commitment of four-star wide receiver Amari Rodgers. He’s the son of current Trojans wide receiver coach and stud recruiter Tee Martin.

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Rodgers hails from Knoxville, where Martin played his college ball for the Tennessee Volunteers.

His commitment gives the Trojans their first wide receiver in the 2017 class, and yet another player plucked straight out of SEC country, given that USC has commitments for the 2016 class from Josh Imatorbhebhe, who is from Georgia, and Velus Jones, who is an Alabama product. The trio was all on hand at Rising Stars this week.

At 5-foot-10, 196 pounds, Rodgers could play different spots in USC’s receiving core, and boasts decent speed with a 4.5 time in the 40-yard dash.

His addition boosts the 2017 class which currently has two total commits. Running back Stephen Carr committed in March.

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Of course there remain questions about what the Trojans are planning on doing with the bevy of in-state receivers that California is producing in 2016.

USC is high after four-star Tyler Vaughns and his teammate Trevon Sidney, as well as Javon McKinley. Despite Rodgers’ addition for the future, the Trojans could still load up on additional receivers for this upcoming recruiting class, given the talent available.

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The Trojans have just 21 rides given the incoming transfers of Daniel Imatorbhebhe and Taylor McNamara, plus the blueshirts of 2015ers Clayton Johnston and Deontay Burnett. As it stands, the Trojans have 11 commitments and just ten remaining rides.

Rodgers had been projected to USC for some time on the 247Sports Crystal Ball, with only Clemson getting other votes.

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