2015 Defensive Lineman Adds Auburn Offer

One of the top 2015 defensive linemen in the country, Darian Roseboro talks about visiting Auburn and getting an offer from the Tigers.

Lincolnton, N.C.--Expected to be one of the top defensive line prospects in the country for 2015, 6-5, 265 Darian Roseboro stopped through Auburn on Sunday to check out the campus, talk with the coaches, and get a feel for the Tigers.

Already with offers from Michigan, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Michigan, and several more schools prior to his trip to the Plains, Roseboro is quickly becoming a name to watch out of this year's junior group. Getting a look at Auburn the explosive pass rusher said he likes what he sees from Coach Gus Malzahn's program after getting his offer from the SEC Tigers.

"It went pretty good," Roseboro said. "We took a tour. I got to meet all the coaches and they showed me around. Then I got my offer.

"I was surprised," he added. "I wouldn't think they would do it this early. I'm real happy with the offer I've got and I'm definitely interested. It's big for me. I always keep up with the rivalry between them and Alabama. I always pull for Auburn."

Getting the chance to sit down with Auburn DL Coach Rodney Garner and learn more about the coach and the Tigers' defense, Roseboro said he could see himself playing for the coach down the road.

"He's really down to earth and a real cool guy," Roseboro said. "He took time out of his day to come speak with me and get to know me. He said they are going to be on top of me in recruiting. That's really interesting."

Planning to be an early high school graduate, Roseboro said he's looking for a program that is the right fit both athletically and academically. After seeing Auburn he said it fits everything he's looking for in a future home.

"I like the facility and coaching staff," Roseboro said. "It's an amazing coaching staff. The family-like environment is something I really look for in a college. I was really impressed with that. They have one of the nicest facilities I have been to. That's a plus."

Already with 10 offers, Roseboro said that he hopes to have his list narrowed down to a Top Five sometime before his junior season begins. Following his trip to Auburn he said the Tigers would likely be in the final group along with Clemson, North Carolina State, Tennessee and Michigan.

"It has been a really amazing recruiting process so far," Roseboro noted. "It's hard keeping up with stuff now and that's why I'm going to start narrowing it down so I can get out to more places and see the same place more than one time."

As a sophomore Roseboro made 107 tackles with 30 tackles for losses. He also added eight sacks, four forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries.


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