Rolan Grew Up a Sooner Fan

Sooners Illustrated brings you an interview with Devin Rolan, 2013 linebacker prospect out of McAlester HS in McAlester (OK). Rolan talked about offers that he is expecting. Check inside to see more.

The Sooner state 2013 class is loaded with talent across the board. For the linebacker position the top prospect in the class looks to be Devin Rolan. The 6-foot and 218-pound prospect grabbed quite a bit of attention with his size and ability at the Nike Camp at TCU back in April.

There has already been interest shown from programs like Nebraska, Oregon State, Oklahoma State and Missouri so far. Two other programs that are interested in Rolan are two in state schools who have let Rolan know some good news.

"OU and TU told me that they are going to offer me next year," Rolan said.

Rolan grew up rooting for one of the two programs that has said they will offer.

"I grew up always loving OU," Rolan said. "We're an OU family."

Turns out Rolan has family ties to the Sooner program. One of those family members was a well known quarterback that led the Sooners to consecutive Orange Bowl victories before going into politics later on down the road.

"JC Watt he is my uncle by marriage. And then my aunt went to OU," Rolan said.

Last season, as a sophomore, Rolan had a big season finishing the year with 100-tackles, five-sacks and three-fumble recoveries.

A few weeks ago while at the Oklahoma camp Rolan got a chance to work with Oklahoma defensive coordinator, Coach Brent Venables. They both had each others attention.

"I think he is awesome to work with," Rolan stated. "He is a very straight up guy. He's cool to be around on the field. We have a good relationship. He liked me going around with him and he was there at all my drills helping me get better and do my best. We got along really well."

In the weight room Rolan says he benches 305-pounds, power cleans 315-pounds while also squatting 500-pounds. Rolan also stated that he ran a 4.66 forty while at OU's camp earlier this month.

Stay tuned to Sooners Illustrated moving forward for more coverage on Rolan moving forward.

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