OL Daron Rose Comfortable at Michigan

With two official visits complete, offensive lineman Daron Rose of Jefferson High School in Tampa will be at South Carolina this weekend, then finish with home state schools Florida and Florida State. The four-star prospect spoke Wednesday with GoBlueWolverine.com. He compared his first two visits, including Michigan, and he talked about his plans after college, and how they will affect his decision.

Offensive lineman Daron Rose took his first official visit - to Michigan - on Dec. 2. It was the first time the big man had seen snow, and he enjoyed himself. "It was funny," he said. "I didn't really realize I was in Michigan until we got to the school, and the signs said Michigan. My dad went with me and we both had a great time. My mom was at home, but she said I sounded really comfortable about being at Michigan when I talked to her on the phone during the visit."

Next up was a surprise visit to South Florida on Dec. 16. "I liked the coaches and the school," he said. "But it's a little too close to home. I want to get away and experience something different."

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Rose is off to South Carolina this weekend, and then will finish off with Florida on Jan. 10, and Florida State on Jan. 27. "I really haven't thought about when I'll make my decision," he said. "I've had people say I should do it on this show or that, but it's really not my style. I might just call the coaches and tell them."

Rose has had some visitors in the past week. "Coach (Steve) Spurrier came by the house," he said. "Coach (Lloyd) Carr came by my school during lunch, and five Florida coaches came by the school. I am enjoying it, I mean I'm lucky and it's a once in a lifetime thing, but I'm also getting a little tired of all the calls."

Rose participated in the CaliFlorida Bowl played in Fullerton, Calif., on a rainy New Years Eve Day. It was a great time, and he bonded well with the players, he said. "Winning made the plane ride home a lot better," he said. The Florida team defeated the California squad 20-0. He added that it was a little akward because he was playing in a spot at which he was unaccustomed. "I've been playing left tackle for four years," he said. "They played me a bit at right tackle and I didn't like it at all. I'm used to the left side, and that's where I want to play."

A stellar student, Rose said he wishes to major in pre-law. His choice of schools for his undergrad education will be influenced by his desire to go on to law school. "All the schools on my final list have great law schools, that's why I chose them," he said. "It is a lot easier to get into a law school if you've done your undergrad work at the same school."

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