Sophomore RB Still High On Duke

Though he just completed his sophomore season, the buzz continues to grow around The Peddie School's 6-foot-1, 207 pound running back Myron Rolle. The rising junior has already been offered a scholarship from a pair of Midwest powers, and yet he's taking his time and is in no rush. However he's also very curious to learn more about Duke.

"I've talked to Coach Sherrod from Duke a few times this off season," said Myron Rolle. "We discussed a number of important dates for Duke football including their camp for juniors and seniors (June 19th), and their spring game (April 17th). I really want to get down there soon to meet the new coaching staff and visit their new facilities."

Indeed a lot has changed around the Blue Devil program since Rolle attended camp at Duke three years ago: A new coaching staff, a new conference structure, and a new commitment to improvement. All of which have caught Rolle's eye early on.

"I'm getting my highlight tapes out soon to Coach Sherrod. They [Duke] haven't offered yet, but I really like the school because of its academics. Plus the ACC is going to be the premier football conference in the country."

Though the Blue Devils are certainly In the thick of this recruiting race early, there is still stiff competition coming from a number of high major competitors.

"I have offers from Oklahoma and Purdue right now," says Rolle. "Lately some new schools have come in the picture. I have had the opportunity to speak over the phone with Iowa, Boston College, Michigan and Syracuse."

In fact Iowa, Syracuse, and Virginia have all sent representatives to The Peddie School already to meet with Rolle's coaches. However, football is not going to be the sole factor in this prospect's college decision.

"My parents really like Princeton, who has also been in contact to this point. An Ivy League education would really offer some great career opportunities after I graduate. Education is really important to myself and my family."

In fact education is a big reason why this high major prospect has yet to set his summer schedule.

"All the schools want me to come to their camps this summer, but I am not sure what I am doing this summer for camps yet. All of my summer camps have to be scheduled around the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine that I was invited to in Houston, TX. I do know that I am going to the Nike Camp in May located at Penn State."

While he's already making a huge name for himself on the gridiron, Rolle was also expected to make a big splash on the hardwood. However, some bad luck struck early on.

"I was the leading returning scorer on the team, but before our first our first game I jammed my toe on the bleachers. The trainers only thought it was turf toe, and that they could tape it and the pain and discomfort could go away. But it did not. I went to the doctor's and x-rays revealed that I had a broken toe. I have to sit out for 5 weeks and wear a surgical shoe. Fortunately, this injury has given me some time to rest my body, but also to lift in the weight room since I am there four of the five school days."


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