Rolle ended months of speculation when he selected FSU at the news conference at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey, not far from the family home in Galloway Township. Rolle is a 6-2, 208-pound safety/running back at The Hun School in Princeton.
Rolle chose FSU over Florida, Miami, Michigan, Oklahoma and Penn State.
Rolle has a five-star rating by Scout.com. He is hoping to play cornerback in college but with his size, he could end up as an outside linebacker or at safety. He is a big time running back who combined for more than 2,500 yards and 29 touchdowns in his sophomore and junior seasons.
As a junior on defense he had 83 tackles, six sacks and four interceptions.
Rolle has a 4.0 GPA and a 1970 on the new version of the SAT. He is planning to major in a pre-med curriculum.
Rolle said he chose Florida State because he felt it offered the "best combination of academics and athletics for me."
He cited FSU defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews as a prime reason that he selected FSU, mentioning the names of Samari Rolle (his cousin) and Deion Sanders as two of the outstanding defensive backs that Andrews has coached.
"Mickey Andrews is one of the best if not the best secondary coach in the nation," said Rolle.
Part of the decision making process was influenced by his brother McKinley, who will be graduating from St. John's this year. McKinley plans to attend graduate school at Florida State where he will pursue a master's degree in sports management.