Four-star OLB Rolin Talks Notre Dame Offer

Notre Dame extended a scholarship offer to four-star outside linebacker Matt Rolin of Briar Woods High (Ashburn, Va.) this week, and he spoke about it with

Notre Dame's search for another outside linebacker took a turn to Briar Woods High (Ashburn, Va.) this week when four-star Matt Rolin added the Irish to his impressive offer list.

And since the Irish play a 3-4 defense, which Rolin plays at Briar Woods, it is a caveat to what the school already offers. Rolin's contact with the Irish is tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Scott Booker.

"I've been talking with them for about two months," Rolin said. "(Booker) seems to be a real good guy and is honest. They tried to get me up there before they offered me but I told them I couldn't make it, so they offered me (over the phone)."

Rolin is listing South Carolina, Florida State and Georgia as his leaders, but at this point he said not to put too much stock in it.

"I'd say that's an early list," Rolin said. "I know they have quite a tradition (at Notre Dame), but I've never been there."

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Rolin is rated the No. 21 outside linebacker in the 2013 class, and he also plays tight end for Briar Woods. However, he said schools are recruiting him for his defensive ability.

Rolin has offers from the four aforementioned schools as well as Baylor, Boston College, Michigan, North Carolina State, Penn State, Tennessee, Washington, Virginia and Virginia Tech, where he brother plays.

"I'm looking for a place that feels like home to me and I feel comfortable at," he said. "I'm also looking for a place where I fit on the field."

As for Notre Dame, Rolin doesn't have a visit scheduled, but he is in the process of learning more about the school.

"I know they are a real good academic school, but I don't know much more about them," said Rolin, who was asked about the 3-4 defense. "That's what we play at my school, so I think I fit in perfect. That's something I'm definitely going to consider. I prefer a 3-4, but I could deal with a 4-3."

Rolin does not have any more visits set for the spring and he said he was unsure when he would make a decision. Top Stories