One of the top offensive line prospects in the country, Rodney Picou is one of eight Californians in Nebraska’s 2005 recruiting class. Picou is joined at Nebraska by his cousin, Jordan, who comes to the NU program from the junior college ranks.
Rodney Picou earned USA Today second-team All-America honors and was one of seven Nebraska signees who played in the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio. Picou also represented California in the CaliFlorida Bowl at the Orange Bowl in early January. Picou earned first-team All-CIF honors and was a first-team all-league selection as a junior, playing for Coach Doug Dubois at Canyon Springs High School.
Recruiting analyst Tom Lemming listed Picou as the No. 2 offensive guard in the nation and the 45th-best overall prospect in the country. Rivals.com listed Picou as the 23rd-best player in the state of California and the No. 9 prospect at the offensive guard position. Picou was the 41st-ranked player in California by SuperPrep Magazine, while Scout.com listed him as the No. 75 player on its West Hot 100 list.
Picou attended Big Red Football School in 2004.
He was born on May 13, 1986, and is the son of Rodney Picou Sr.