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          Release: 02/03/2010
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Andrew Rodriguez - Offensive Line

Offensive line prospect Andrew Rodriguez is generally regarded as the top prospect in the state of Nebraska in 2010. The 6-6, 300-pound Rodriguez has led Aurora High School to back-to-back Class B state championships and is one of the most decorated offensive line prospects in the country. Rodriguez is one of four in-state prospects in the class, and was the first commitment to Nebraska’s 2010 class, pledging to join the Cornhusker program in November of 2008. He is the first scholarship signee from Aurora High since Jim Wanek in 1986. As a senior Rodriguez’s physical presence on both lines helped the Huskies and Coach Randy Huebert to a perfect 13-0 record. Offensively, Rodriguez paved the way for a powerful offense that averaged nearly 40 points a game, and defensively he made 38 tackles. Rodriguez was a first-team All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha World-Herald as an offensive lineman, while the Lincoln Journal Star made him a first-team Super State pick as a defensive lineman. Rodriguez was also honored on the national level, being selected to play in the prestigious U.S. Army All-America Game in San Antonio in January. Rodriguez also excelled as a junior in 2008, helping the Huskies to a 12-1 record and a Class B state title. He was a second-team Super State selection as a junior after first playing with the Husky varsity in 2007, when Aurora reached the state quarterfinals. Rodriguez is ranked as the top prospect in Nebraska by Rivals.com who also lists him among the nation’s top 25 offensive tackles and top 250 overall prospects. SuperPrep also recognizes him as the state’s No. 1 player, among the top 10 offensive linemen in the country and the No. 11 player in the Midlands region, while Scout.com lists him as the nation’s No. 105 overall prospect and among the top 15 offensive tackles. Rodriguez also plays basketball for Aurora and excels in track. As a junior, Rodriguez finished third in Class B in the shot put and was seventh in the discus. Rodriguez was born to Myrna Castellar in Harlem, and lived in New York until 2003. He then moved to Nebraska where he lives with guardians Eric and Nicole Collazo. Andrew was born on May 15, 1991.

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