2018 Ferriday (La.) lineman Dare Rosenthal was one of the biggest prospects (literally) in New Orleans for The Opening Regional. The Louisiana lineman named one of the biggest names in college football as his leader on Sunday.
"I'm probably swinging towards Alabama right now. The relationship with coach Dunbar has me leaning that way," the Scout 300 lineman told Scout. "He hits me up every week."
The 6-7, 325-pound lineman made it to Tuscaloosa, Ala. for the Tide's Junior Day following National Signing Day. Nick Saban put the press on Rosenthal while on his visit.
"I like all the facilities and I got to talk with coach Saban at Junior Day," Rosenthal said. "They've been coming after me hard."
In no particular order, Florida State, LSU and Ole Miss are the schools chasing Alabama for Rosenthal's signature.
His relationship with Ed Orgeron and outside linebackers coach Dennis Johnson is what has LSU standing out so far to the massive lineman.
"They (LSU) probably hit me up Monday, Wednesday and Fridays," Rosenthal said. "They just tell me to keep doing what I'm doing and to stay on the books."
At the Boys from the Boot prospect day, Rosenthal made a return trip to Baton Rouge to check out LSU, who has been on Rosenthal since his freshman year.
"Everything has been the same over there. I've been there about seven times," Rosenthal said. "We've been talking since my freshman year when I first started getting recruited."
Rosenthal backed off an early pledge to Alabama and is now trying to see how LSU performs under Orgeron's direction while also taking academics into consideration. http://www.scout.com/college/lsu/story/1764304-4-star-wr-all-even-ahead-...
"I'm just trying to see how they play on the field with their new coach," said the two-way Ferriday lineman. "I focus on academics and what's going to be best for me and my family."
Rosenthal was out at The Opening to prove he's one of the best defensive lineman in the country, even as he'd be one of the top offensive linemen prospects in the country. Defensive lineman is where Rosenthal wants to play at the next level. FSU is the only school recruiting Rosenthal as an offensive lineman.
"It's the best of the best. You've got to see where you're at," Rosenthal said.
Rosenthal plans a December decision and doesn't have any visits set at this time, but wants to see Florida State soon.