Star LB Favors UM

Production is the name of Brian Rolle's game. The talented linebacker from Immokalee was named Southwest Florida's Defensive Player of the Year by one major newspaper.

He finished the year with 120 tackles in just nine regular season games. He also added 548 yards and eight touchdowns on 70 carries playing fullback.

"I'm all about making plays," Rolle said. "I'm always around the ball. I've always worked real hard for results and I felt like it all came together last season."

Brian Rolle, 5-11 1/2 and 207, has been a three-year varsity starter. He projects as a full academic qualifier (3.7 GPA/17 ACT) and those are just some of the reasons why he'll be among the state's top linebacker prospects as a senior.

"I'm getting more mail than I ever expected," he said. "It's crazy. I get a bunch every day. A lot of colleges seem real interested. I get a lot of hand-written mail."

Rolle has already received two scholarship offers in the mail and will likely get a lot more during the spring.

"Ole Miss and UNLV have offered so far," he said. "Florida hasn't yet but I know they will. A lot of schools seem real interested."

With all that interest from college coaches, Rolle says one school stands out above the rest.

"Miami is my No. 1," he said. "I like the tradition. I've watched them since I was small and have been to some of their games. Baby J is going there. They produce a lot of players to the NFL, especially at linebacker. They offer you a chance to play at the highest level and plus, it's a good academic school. That's the offer I want."

Rolle, who will be at the Combine on May 13 in Boca Raton, has three other schools on his list of favorites.

"Texas is two, LSU is three, and Ole Miss is four," he said. "Those are some others that I like."

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