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Minnesota Football Recruiting: Rodney Smith signs with the Golden Gophers

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Name: Rodney Smith
Position: Running Back
Hometown/School: Jonesboro (GA) Mundy"s Mill High School
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How he fits:

Very similar to Jeff Jones. A patient zone runner who hits the gap hard and has very good vision to make the cutback. Runs with good lean and has a compact frame. Quicker than fast.

Chances to play in 2014:

Limited. Minnesota has a potentially crowded backfield situation in 2014 with David Cobb, Donnell Kirkwood, Roderick Williams, Berkley Edwards and Jeff Jones all vying for carries. Smith is also a year removed from an ACL tear and could be served by earning some class separation from the other backs.