OXON HILL, Md. -- There are always a few prospects who "blow up," in a recruiting sense, during camp season, and one of those very well could be Potomac cornerback David Rose. Already holding offers from Buffalo, Toledo, Ohio and several Division I-AA programs, the 6-foot, 175-pound Rose is on the verge of numerous FBS scholarships thanks to his standout one-day performances.
So far this summer Rose has participated in camps at Maryland, Pittsburgh, Ohio State and Cincinnati, while he has NC State, Wake Forest, North Carolina coming up the weekend of June 13 and Temple June 22 before finishing his foray with a return to OSU and a couple unplanned others.
"I've been balling out, for real. I've just been doing these camps with my team, and I'm getting some real positive feedback from the coaches," said Rose, who believes Temple will offer next. "I like Buffalo, Toledo and Ohio of the offers I do have, and I am going to visit them this summer and see what they're all about. But I'm looking to see what else I can get with these camps I'm going to."
His most recent one-days were at OSU, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. He said all three staffs are closely monitoring him, with the Bearcats and Panthers perhaps on the verge of pulling the trigger.
"Ohio State liked me a lot and wants me back up there. They're starting to recruit me now. I know they just got a corner because I was right there when Tyler Green (DeMatha/Hyattsville, Md.) committed, so we'll see where I stand with them. It would be huge to get an offer from them and tough to turn down," Rose said. "Cincinnati said I'm at the top of their board; I'm just waiting to hear back about the offer. I really liked it up there, so I hope they offer. I think they're going to offer next.
"And I did real good at Pitt and they're recruiting me real heavy now, and they should be offering soon too. I was just on the phone with them, and they wanted to offer me at the camp, but they didn't really know who I was before I came. So now they're doing research on me and getting back to me shortly."
Before attending those trio of camps, Rose was in College Park, Md., for the Terps' one-day. The Maryland staff also gave him plenty of positive feedback and may consider offering down the road.
"I balled out at Maryland. I shut down the best receivers, and I locked everyone up," Rose said. "Coach [Mike] Locksley, Coach [Brian] Stewart, they said I was a great player. They said they weren't expecting me to come to their camp and do what I did. Coach Stewart was telling me I have the size and the look of a Maryland corner."
Rose went on to say that he ran a 4.5-second 40-yard dash at UMD. After that, he said the staff let him know he vaulted up their board.
"They said I'm like right at the top of their board after two other guys they offered -- like No. 3," Rose said. "I believe they're taking two corners and I know Kareem Ali is on board already. Then the other guy I think is Ashton White. So I think if Ashton goes somewhere else I'm next, so we'll see."
If he did eventually pull a local scholarship, Rose admitted it would be tough to say no to it. He grew up a Maryland fan and would relish the chance to shine in front of the hometown fans.
"I'm really hoping Maryland offers," Rose said. "They're home, one of my teammates [Keiron Howard] is going there, and they're going to the Big Ten. I know Taivon Jacobs and Levern Jacobs there, and I grew up with those guys; they say they love it there. If [Maryland] offered they'd be definitley at the top of my list."
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