Instant Impact: Brian Rolle

It has been reported that the Buckeyes have indeed added their 11th commitment in Florida outside linebacker Brian Rolle. Scout.com provides a unique feature where Scout.com recruiting analyst Bob Lichtenfels provides his analysis on what the future may hold for the latest Buckeyes.

In a new feature exclusive to this site Bob Lichtenfels will break down each and every new Ohio State commitment.

Brian Rolle, a 5-foot-10, 210-pound linebacker from Immokalee High in Fla. is currently rated as the No. 13 WLB in the nation according to Scout.com.

As a senior, Rolle racked up 125 tackles on defense and added over 900 yards rushing on offense as well.

#38 LB Brian Rolle:

Good: Rolle has an explosive first step and lateral range. Plays with a non-stop motor. He is a demon in pursuit and has exceptional closing speed. Excels in coverage, especially against running backs. This kid looks like he is shot out of a cannon as soon as the ball is snapped. He is a very solid tackler, wraps his arms and explodes through the ball carrier. Also excels in the blitz game. Rolle is exciting on offense as you can see in his film watching him blow people up on isolation plays and kickouts.

Bad: Lacks ideal size. Needs to learn to use his hands better when shedding blocks. Takes poor angles when trying to sift through traffic. Like any player who plays as intensely as Rolle, they have a penchant for being too aggressive and at times over running the play. Everything that could be considered a flaw is easily corrected.

Future: Rolle is versatile. He could see the field at outside linebacker. He looks exceptional at fullback. Expect him to be very good on special teams. Safety would not be out of the question, but the Buckeyes appear to be stacked at the position.

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