@JonahRodz Is the Biggest of the Big Dogs in California

It would be extremely rare for a 6-foot-4-inch, 270-pound offensive tackle to be named the best offensive player in his league. That’s exactly what happened in the case of San Diego Madison HS OT Jonah Rodriguez.

In a recent fan poll, Rodriguez was named the best offensive player in San Diego’s Western League. A title like that is normally bestowed upon a quarterback, running back, or wide receiver. Even a defensive player might have a better shot at such recognition. Not Rodriguez. He’s that good.

Rodriguez is the leader of a Madison offensive line that paves the way for solid Warhawk running game. Madison has rushed for 897 yards in their five games this season.

Madison lost their season opener to Otay Ranch 19-14. Ever since, the Warhawks, led by Rodriguez, have been turning it on. They are now 4-1 thanks to the big dog himself. Watch him below in these clips from Madison’s Week 5 win over Morse 46-8.

Recruiting Season

Rodriguez is the top-rated offensive lineman in California in the Class of 2023. He’s got great feet, moves well, and is equally adept in run blocking and pass blocking.

As a result of his size, speed, and skills, Rodriguez is beginning to see the results of his outstanding play on the field.

Right before his sophomore spring season was about to begin, Rodriguez got his first FBS scholarship offer. It came from his hometown university.

Rodriguez received his first offer from San Diego State.

That first offer from San Diego State opened the door. San Jose State followed before the spring season. Rodriguez started popping up on more coaches’ radar with a strong camp season in the summer. Watch him below in a rep from one of those summer camps.

Rodriguez then picked up his first Power 5 offer in late July as he was preparing for preseason camp at Madison. Arizona came knocking.

Rodriguez’s most recent offer came just this month. After some discussion with Fresno State Director of Player Personnel Albert Garcia, Rodriguez earned his fifth FBS offer.

The Future

The Warhawks have five games remaining on their schedule. The second half of the season begins with a visit from one of San Diego’s best programs, Cathedral Catholic. The Dons are 4-2 thus far this season.

For Rodriguez, he’ll continue to pave the way for Madison running backs and protect Warhawks QB Reggie Johnson, who was 8-of-10 for 152 yards and three touchdowns in Madison’s last win.

If Rodriguez continues to be the big dog the remainder of the season, the Warhawks could go deep in the playoffs and Rodriguez will watch as his offers triple or even quadruple.

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