Future Buckeye: Brian Rolle

After a couple of months of speculation, Florida standout Brian Rolle has made it official. He will be playing football for the Scarlet and Gray, as he signed and faxed in his Letter of Intent.

Brian Rolle, a 5-foot-10, 210-pound linebacker from Immokalee, Fla., was a very hot prospect down the stretch.

Despite issuing a verbal to Ohio State, Wisconsin, who had already secured a commitment from his teammate Aaron Henry, kept recruiting him all the way down to the wire.

The Florida Gators were also very interested in Rolle's talents and kept open the possibility that they may extend him a last second scholarship offer, but in the end, Rolle honored his word and stuck with the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Rolle is a nasty player on defense, who is always around the ball, and Immokalee Head Coach John Weber believes that tenacity combined with a great work ethic will set him apart on the collegiate level.

"He is right at the top of my list of the best I have ever coached," Weber explained. "He definitely has the highest motor of anybody I have ever coached. He does not ever shut down, ever."

"I think that he will be a linebacker. There is no doubt that he has the work ethic to succeed. Brian is just a great hard working player."

"I'm all about making plays," Rolle added. "I'm always around the ball. I've always worked real hard for results."

As a senior, Rolle racked up 125 tackles on defense and added over 900 yards rushing on offense as well to earn Southwest Florida's Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Throughout the recruiting process, Rolle racked up offers from schools like LSU, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Carolina and Ole Miss before issuing a commitment and signing with The Ohio State Buckeyes.

After a leading a dominating defense to a 16-3 victory in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game at Bryant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla., a game that features some of the "Sunshine States" best talents, Rolle was named as the South's Most Valuable Player.

LB Brian Rolle (Senior Clips)-

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