McKinley Rolle was born and raised in New Jersey. A graduate of St. John's University in Queens, New York, McKinley received his Bachelor's of Science degree in Sport Management and a minor in Business. Continuing his education at the Florida State University with a Master's Degree in Sport Administration, McKinley also has time to contribute to the community as a member of the Rotaract of Tallahassee, Florida.
McKinley has extensive knowledge in the game of football from his experiences playing Division I college football and helping guide his younger brother, Myron, in the football recruiting process for four years. McKinley's experience is gratefully attributed to the support and guidance of his family which include his parents, Whitney and Beverly, and his four brothers, Marchant, Marvis, Mordecia and Myron.
"I'm extremely excited for this opportunity. The Seminole Nation has one of the best fan bases in the country," said Rolle. "I've followed FSU from the time that I understood football as a young child. As far as recruiting is concerned, I have been through the whole process twice and on different levels. I was recruited to play football by smaller Division 1 AA Schools, whereas my younger brother, Myron, was recruited by every big time school in the country. I, as well as my family, had the unique opportunity to help him along through an exhaustive recruiting process. This gives me a unique perspective when covering recruiting for Florida State fans"
Rolle's football background as a college football player also gives him added credibility when discussing the intricacies of the game, evaluating players and prospects, and giving fans insight inside the game.
"Florida State football is a top program year in and year out, but the opportunity to cover the Seminoles in all sports including basketball and baseball on a network like Scout is perfect for me," said Rolle. "Of course, football is the primary beat. I'm particularly excited to be able to go to any number of Scout's Combines during the Spring where I can see the top prospects up close. Obviously, we'll call prospects to get updates on their recruitment but I think another big advantage I can bring is that I can evaluate talent, and give my personal opinions on what I see on the field and on film rather than simply reporting what the player is saying."
Rolle's duties as publisher will begin immediately. Look for camp reports in the premium forum beginning this week.