Hoping for More

Outside linebacker Pete Rolf (6-4, 220, 4.7), from Piqua (Ohio), said he favors UCLA slightly over Oregon (offer), Penn State, Michigan and Akron (offer). "My best strength is getting the defense organized and lined up in the right spot...

Pete Rolf Profile

"My best strength is getting the defense organized and lined up in the right spot. I'm also good at making plays based on reading the keys of the other team's blocking," Rolf said. "I'm getting bigger, but I want to gain more weight.

"Four years ago, I moved to Ohio. But before that, I lived in California, so I still have a lot of family out there. I like UCLA because I grew up out West watching UCLA play. I have the grades to get in, but they need to see my film before they offer and my coach hasn't sent it in yet," he said.

"Oregon offered me back in February and they are still recruiting me the hardest. I haven't visited any of the schools yet--I was just waiting for official visits. Oregon's football team is really good and Nike sponsors all their stuff because the owner graduated from there. I also like how the coaches talk to people and make you feel comfortable. My cousin, Haloti Ngata, just left Oregon to go on to the NFL, and he said it's a once in a lifetime experience to play for the Ducks.

"I like Penn State's tradition. They've always had a winning program," he said. "Michigan is also always winning, and they've been talking to me lately.

"Akron is a division 1A school, but it's in-state (Cleveland), so it's close to home. What I really want in a college is good academics and a fun environment," Rolf said.

"I'm hopeful that I'll get more offers from Div I one schools, but if I don't by the start of the season, I will take official visits to Oregon and Akron. I'll decide from there, but Oregon would have the lead over my other offers."

Final junior season stats: 55 solo tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 3 interceptions.

Rolf reports a 3.3 core GPA and a 17 ACT.

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