Michigan DE mentions interest in Terps

Roney holds lone offer from Toledo but says Maryland was the first school to contact him.

Defensive End Dylan Roney of Detroit Catholic Central High School helped his team get to the state championship, a game in which Cass Tech defeated them 36-21. With the season over, Roney can now focus on his options in the recruiting world.

The junior already holds an offer from Toledo, but they weren't the first to contact the young talent.

“[Maryland] was the first school to ever send me a letter so I thought that was really cool of them,” Roney says. “It made me start looking at it and I just thought it was actually a really cool place.”

The 6-foot-2, 235-pound DE prides himself on his “motor,” and says he will do whatever it takes to make the play.

“I've got a good fight in me,” Roney says.

Despite his success in high school thus far, he says he will be working hard over the offseason, bulking up, and improving his speed and quickness. He aspires to be like Marcus Rush, a defensive end at Michigan State.

Roney has not taken any official visits, but has taken two unofficial visits to close-by Michigan and Michigan State. The junior says though that distance from home is not a factor in picking a school. Instead, he values a good football team with team chemistry, a friendly atmosphere, and a place where he can get a good education.

Maryland may be a good fit, but it is too early to tell. Perhaps though, the Terps' recent conference switch will be a factor in Roney's decision down the road.

“I like the Big Ten a lot, so it probably helps a bit,” he said.

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