"Fred played on the defensive line for the beginning of his career," said Hephzibah head coach Todd Booker. "But we knew where he'd play in college so we went ahead and moved him to the offensive line. It worked out very well because he got better and better every week. This kid has so much potential. His wing span is incredible and he has such great feet."
Aside from being able to quickly and efficiently adapt to the offensive line, Roland is likely going to add another 30 pounds to his frame while maintaining a high level of performance, stamina, and strength according to Booker.
"His frame could hold a lot more weight, something like 40 pounds if necessary. I don't think it would phase him because he's very athletic. He ran a 5.3 forty this year."
Booker said that the coaching situation in Durham played a key role in his lineman's choice.
"Fred really loves coach Roof and everything Duke brings to the table."
He is rated as one of the top 150 linemen in the country, and the #80 overall prospect in the state of Georgia.