Rolle By The Book

New Jersey standout Myron Rolle is the epitome of a student-athlete. We went in depth with the Galloway, N.J., prospect recently, and while the complete Q&A will run on the network next week, we thought Penn State fans would enjoy a sneak preview of one small part of the interview.

Everyone knows the football side of The Hun School defensive back Myron Rolle (6-2, 210, 4.5), about his offer sheets and his honors. But we spoke to him recently to learn more about Myron, and we will have that article next week. By way of a preview for Penn State followers, Rolle shared his experience at a Nittany Lion Club golf outing in York, Pa., June 17.

Rolle's sister-in law was involved with the event, which is why he was on hand.

“I had a chance to speak with some of the Penn State football players like Michael Robinson and Derrick Williams,” Rolle said. “Joe Paterno couldn't talk to me.”

Though Paterno could not speak to Rolle on the day in question because it was not a contact period for college coaches, he has spoken to the soft-spoken superstar before and made quite an impression him.

“He recommended that I read a book called 'The Alchemist,' by Paulo Coehlo,” Rolle said. “It's about finding your niche in life, and what makes you happy. It deals with a lot of decision-making. There's this little shepard boy who didn't like his life, he met up with some people and went on a hunt for a treasure. He never really found his treasure, but he did meet a girl and he found his niche and ended up very happy.”

People can say what they want about Paterno, but he's obviously as crafty as they come. The story is extremely relevant to what Rolle himself is going through, and it shows why Paterno is still an outstanding recruiter.

Rolle is planning on making a decision in August, and the Nittany Lions have made the cut along with Oklahoma, Miami, Michigan, Florida State and Florida.

Stay tuned for more from the unique student-athlete next week.


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