What is the name of the college that Alex Rodriguez attended?
If referring to New York Yankee Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez, the
answer is that he did not attend college. Rodriguez had a
scholarship to attend the University of Miami (FL) in Coral Gables.
As the legend goes, supposedly Rodriguez was on his way to his
first college class when his agent tracked him down in order for
him to sign a professional contract.
This is important because of the rules surrounding eligibility
and maintaining the amateur status as a college athlete. Had
Rodriguez attended that class (or technically get within 50 feet of
the classroom), he would have been ineligible for the Major League
Baseball Draft until after his junior year in college.
Rodriguez signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the
University of Miami and was also recruited by the university to
play quarterback for its football team. Rodriguez turned down
Miami's baseball scholarship and never played college baseball,
opting instead to sign with the Seattle Mariners after being
selected in the first round of the amateur draft at the age of 17.
His Major League debut was just before his 19th birthday.