Process Winding Up for Top DB Myron Rolle

The No. 1 player in the country will announce his college choice on Sept. 1. Defensive back Myron Rolle of The Hun School in Princeton, N.J. spoke with about the recruiting process, and whether or not he knows which school will he will choose.

With his decision nearing, defensive back Myron Rolle, the No. 1 high school football player in the country according to just about everyone, said his choice is still a mystery. "I'm still not quite sure which school it will be," he told on Tuesday. "We talked about it on Sunday and we're getting close, but I still haven't decided."

His final list of schools contains Michigan, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Penn State and Oklahoma. He said Florida State and Penn State are recruiting him for safety, while the others are marking him down for the corner position. "I would prefer cornerback, but I know schools have needs and while Florida State and Penn State tell me they are recruiting me for safety, I know that's where they have the most need," he said. "They also tell me that if I want to play cornerback I will get a chance at that position as well."

He said the announcement would take place at the Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City sometime between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. "I will notify the coaches at each school about 10-15 minutes before the announcement," he said.

The 6-foot-2, 208-pound Rolle has been juggling the desires of the media and fans who wish to know his every move, with his focus on not only his decision, but the upcoming season. "The process has been a learning experience," he said. "I've really enjoyed meeting new people and improving my people skills and communication. There have been some negatives, but they have been far outweighed by the positives. I'll be glad when it's over, but I'm really more anxious for the season." The Hun school opens on Sept. 17 when they host Worcester, Mass. Academy.

The newest part of the experience for Rolle has been his participation is some chats hosted by various Internet websites. His most recent visit was to the Oklahoma site on "The chats are great," he said. "The people just fire questions at you and it really is a unique way of talking to people. I've really enjoyed them." He said will has one more chat scheduled Monday evening with the Penn State site on

As is always the case in the recruiting world, rumors and speculation abound on which school Rolle will choose. The young phenom takes it all in stride. "It's amusing to read where people say they know where I'm going," he said. "I hear I'm a lock for this school or that, but I don't know any of these people and don't know where I'm going to go myself, so how would anyone else know."

Rolle has stated all along that his family will be a major part of his decision, though the final choice will be up to him. He said his two older brothers prefer Florida, while his father likes Oklahoma. "My mom is neutral," he said. "She likes whatever I like." As for the family moving to the location where he will play, Rolle said that will only be during the season. "They will purchase a time-share and spend the football season wherever I decide to play," he said. "It's not a permanent move."

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