Amari Rodgers sets commitment date for Feb. 14, names top 5

Catholic High School junior wide receiver Amari Rodgers announced Thursday night he will choose his college destination on Feb. 14.

Rodgers, a four-star prospect, is rated as the nation’s No. 245 overall prospect and No. 7 player in Tennessee in the 247Sports Composite for the 2017 class.

The 5-foot-10, 195-pound Rodgers wrote on his Twitter account he will choose between an announced top five of Tennessee, Florida State, Clemson, Wake Forest and Alabama.

Missing from the top five is Southern Cal. Rodgers initially committed to USC where his father, former Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin, is a member of the coaching staff. Martin, who led the Vols to the 1998 national championship, was promoted to offensive coordinator in December.

The news of a Feb. 14 decision came four days after Rodgers said he would make a live announcement on in “the next month and a half.”

“I will instead be committing on Valentine’s Day next week!!” Rodgers tweeted on Thursday.

Rodgers visited Clemson last weekend along with Oak Ridge wide receiver Tee Higgins, who announced Thursday his decommitment from Tennessee.

Rodgers generated 2,511 all-purpose yards last season, scoring 31 total touchdowns in five different ways and was named PrepXtra Offensive Player of the Year.

The Class 4A Mr. Football winner led the area with 1,570 receiving yards and 23 TD receptions, but also returned two punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns, had three rushing TDs and returned an interception for a touchdown.