Myron Rolle, CB, 6'2 ½, 216, 4.49, PRINCETON (THE HUN HS), NEW JERSEY:
JH: Are you still planning to make your unofficial visit to OU this weekend?
MR: "Yes, we leave at 6:40 a.m and hope to be in Norman before noon."
JH: You have been recruited by Oklahoma for the past two years and they were the first school to offer you as a sophomore. You have talked to the OU coaches often and you developed a good friendship with Coach Stoops, so I would think that you are very excited about visiting Oklahoma this weekend?
MR: "All day long at school today I couldn't concentrate because I was thinking about this visit. It is has been a long time in the making. I am excited because my family is making the trip with me. This is going to be a family decision and it is important that my family gets a chance to experience OU with me, and for them to develop their own feelings about Oklahoma. We have been thinking about Oklahoma for some time and I have been there a couple of times. This will be the most important visit for us up to this point and one that I have been anticipating for some time."
JH: What do you hope to accomplish with this visit?
MR: "I just want to experience life at the University of Oklahoma and get a feel for what it is like to be a student/athlete at OU. I want to take a close look at the college, the campus life, Norman and experience everything that I can so that I can get a good feel what it is like to go to school at OU. I am bringing my family along so that they can experience with me what the education experience is like at OU, and what being a student/athlete at OU is all about.
"I want them to develop their own opinions about OU and develop their own feelings about OU, because we are a family, and just because I am going to college, but that does not mean we will stop being a family. In many ways, my family will be right there with me and play a big role in my decision. Ultimately, the decision will be mine, but I will listen to may families input.
"I have an itinerary already laid out. I will meet with Coach Stoops and Coach (Bobby Jack) Wright, President Boren, the team trainers and surgeons and Teresa Turner in the Academic Center. I also look forward to talking to Coach Jerry Schmidt to find out about his strength and conditioning program. I want to talk to as many of the players as I can and to as many students as I can. I hope to meet with a professor or two as well. (Editors Note: Myron's brother, McKinley, plans to do his graduate work where Myron goes to school. Myron's father told me that the family will look around at property to get a feel what will be available in case Myron signs with OU. He says the family will by a house in the town where Myron goes to go school, so that Myron and his brother can live there and so that the family can have a place to stay when they come in for games.)
JH: I know you know a lot about the football team already, but what will you look for within the football program through the weekend?
MR: "I do know a lot about their football program, but I want to experience what it is like to be a part of the team, what they do at practice, what their meetings are like. I want to watch Coach Wright in the secondary and see what kind of drills that he uses and how the players interact with him and how he interacts with them. I want to watch the cornerbacks and see how they perform and see how they go through practice. I want to learn more about the entire defensive package and talk to Coach Venables. I want to watch the attitude at practice and learn how the team tries to get better. I just want to get a feel what OU does at their practice and then watch their talent at the scrimmage."
JH: How is your training going and what sport are you into at the moment?
MR: "Right now I am running track and running the 200-meters (21.7) and on the relays. We are just now getting some good weather so that we can post some better times. I was timed for the first time in the 100-meters the other day and I ran a 10.6.
"On Thursday and Friday, I work totally on football. I work with a personal trainer and he puts through all the cornerback drills that I picked up at football camps. We do a lot of speed drills of various kinds and then we do weight work. That gets pretty intense and I can already see a major difference in my body as I have put on six pounds of muscle."
JH: Is your unofficial visit to OU going to be your only visit this spring?
MR: "No, I will go to Miami next weekend and then go to Michigan the following weekend. I hope to visit Florida and Florida State in May."
JH: Are the five schools who you are taking unofficials to the five schools where you decision will come from? Do you still hope to make a decision before the start of your senior year?
MR: "Yes, these are my top five schools and I will choose one of them. I hope to be able to take the information that I gather from the visits and make a decision on where I want to go to school. I would like to make that decision by the end of the summer so that I can concentrate on my senior year. I don't have to do that, but if I don't know for sure where I want to go to school, then I will continue to think about it during the school year until I feel totally confident that I know where I want to go."
Rolle excited about upcoming trip to Norman
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