Roland Makes Move to Linebacker

A recruiting update is featured on class of 2012 football prospect Mitchell Roland.

Auburn, Ala.--Mitchell Roland is making a move to linebacker for his senior season and he hopes to attract the attention of college coaches on the summer camp circuit.

"Playing linebacker is going well and it is more of a natural position for me and where I would be more likely to play in college," says Roland, who started at defensive end the past two seasons at Auburn High School and is also a key player on the AHS baseball team.

"I don't have any offers, but everybody is talking here and there," says Roland.

"This summer I am going to try to go to a lot camps," says Roland, who participated in the team seven-on-seven passing camp at Auburn on Thursday and Friday. He has visits to Vanderbilt and Mississippi State lined up and will make more trips. "I am going to try to make my rounds with everybody," he says.

Mitchell Roland

Currently 6-0, 215 pounds with speed in the high 4.6s range in the 40, the seven-on-seven event is giving him more experience at linebacker and helps make up for what he missed in spring training. "I came out late for spring football practice because I was playing baseball," he notes."

Over the summer the son of former Auburn University star Benji Roland is working on getting bigger and landing his first scholarship offer. He is getting letters from colleges and has talked to coaches. "I am just trying to get to the next level," he says, noting that "football is my game."

This fall he will be trying to help his team have another strong season. "I think we will be good again," he predicts. "We have a lot of people coming back and the offensive line is looking real good. I think we will be better."


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