Yesterday the Trojans made a huge stride in their 2017 recruiting class when Amari Rodgers announced his commitment via Instagram. The four star wideout from Knoxville, Tennessee visited the state of palm trees and sunny weather this week for USC's Rising Star camp. The 5'10 185 pound speedster caught several passes in Wednesday's morning session.
Rodgers is a valuable weapon, playing wide receiver, safety, and running back. Him being a versatile athlete is just what the Trojans need, seeing how it has worked out for USC star Adoree Jackson. The junior out of Knoxville Catholic High had a huge season for the Irish, catching 25 passed for 407 yards and six touchdowns. Rogers also rushed the ball 93 times, gaining 725 yards and nine touchdowns. Rodgers will enter his junior year with even higher expectations and a bright future. Rodgers is also the No.18 receiver in the country according to 247Sports. The Trojans offered Rodgers back in March, but finally got his word Thursday.
Rodgers is no stranger to the coaching staff; his father is the receivers coach Tee Martin. Martin congratulated his son for the commitment over Instagram, expressing his excitement for his son joining the Trojan family. When Amari Rodgers will be a junior at Knoxville Catholic High, giving the Trojans more to look forward to as he grows and develops. When being interviewed about the commitment, Rodgers explained that he has always felt USC was the perfect fit for him and how much he loves it. Rodgers chose the Trojans over LSU, Duke, Vanderbilt, Ohio, and Wake Forest. Amari Rodgers now joins Fontana Summit running back Stephen Carr in the 2017 Trojan recruiting class.