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4-star ATH Rodrick Pleasant down to 6 schools

Peter Warren07/14/22
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Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra four-star athlete Rodrick Pleasant has confirmed his top six schools: Boston CollegeCaliforniaPenn StateOregon, UCLA and USC.

On3’s Chad Simmons talked with Pleasant earlier this week about his recruitment and about where he might be taking his final official visits.

“It’s been a really long process, but we’re still in the process of figuring them out,” Pleasant said.

He has already taken an official visit to Boston College.

Pleasant is the No. 111 overall recruit in the 2023 cycle, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

He jumped up recruiting boards in the spring due to his blazing speed, which he displayed throughout the track season.

“Rodrick Pleasant cemented his status as the fastest prospect in the 2023 cycle a few weeks back,” On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings Charles Power said. “The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder won the California state meet in the 100 meters with a blistering 10.14 second wind-legal mark. The time also broke the overall state record. The Gardena (Calif.) Juniperro Serra speedster also won the 200 meters crown, with a 20.56 second time.”

On3 RPM has one team as a heavy favorite for Rodrick Pleasant

The On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine gives the Trojans a 91.3% chance of landing Rodrick Pleasant.

RPM was released to the public in December. The On3 engineering group teamed up with Spiny.ai to create the industry’s first algorithm and machine learning-based product to predict where athletes will attend college. 

It factors in machine learning, social sentiment, visits and historical trends. However, expert predictions are still a big piece of the RPM equation.

He currently has an On3 NIL Valuation of $130k. The On3 NIL Valuation is an index that looks to set the standard market value for both high school and college-level athletes. The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.