Rolle said he is still considering six schools, including PSU, that he has yet to come to a decision, and that he will announce his choice on national TV from Atlantic City Sept. 1.
What else did he have to say? Read on for our chat transcript, which has been edited for clarity:
LIONdawg: Hi Myron, What do you like best about PSU?
mlrolle: i like the feeling i get from state
mlrolle: and i like baby's
StevisInHSV: myron do you like PSU's medical program?
mlrolle: the hershey medical school is awesome ... I know a med school student there ... she tells me all great things about it
PSUWonka: Welcome to the chat Myron. Yes, Baby's is a great place. What single classroom subject, if one alone can be specified, piqued your interest and drew you toward your preferred major(s) at the collegiate level?
mlrolle: neurology is the most interesting science to me ... ecology is cool too though
scurryPSU: Myron, have you made your final decision yet?
mlrolle: no i havent made my final decision yet
TheMagnum: Myron, what is the craziest promise that has been made to you in this process?
mlrolle: the craziest promise?? ... that i would be on the media guide next year before i even played a snap
jonpsu: Myron can you talk about the strenghts and weaknesses PSU has in recruiting vs your other six remaing schools? I wish you the best no matter where you choose!
mlrolle: well the one weakness psu had was that they did not win much in the last couple years ... but i feel they have the talent to do so in the future ... the positives are innumerable proximity, playing time, coaching staff, stud players, and of course a solid academic school
psufan2020: Myron, have u talked with Dwill recently and if so what advice did he have to give u?
mlrolle: i talked to d-will tonite
jerpsu00: Myron, how do Penn State's football facilities compare to the other schools you visited?
mlrolle: psu's facilities are really nice....that is one of the reasons i went back to the nike camp there, because the turf was really nice to me the year before :)
JsT10: Myron - I read that Joe Paterno recommended "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coehlo. Does the story pertain to your life and your recruitment?
mlrolle: yes the alchemist does....it was a very interesting book different from what i usually read ... a young shephard boy trying to find his personal legend ... and looking in all the wrong places
sportsguypsu: Myron, first good luck in everything you aspire, and second, I hope you've enjoyed your last summer as high school student. How's the Hun looking this year?
mlrolle: the hun school will be very good in my opinion...great coaches, great players, great fans...we are primed for a big year
DieselPSU: Myron, what do you view as your greatest strengths on the field?
mlrolle: my greatest strengths are my aggressiveness, speed and change of direction
papasmurf1: Hi Myron, I saw your website today. Impressive.
mlrolle: thank you papasmurf - it needs to be updated though
BobLichtenfels: Myron can you tell us why the chats? Are you trying to get a better feel for the fanbases of these schools? Thanks for coming
mlrolle: yes i think the chats are a good way to see a perspective a bit different than i would see it
Brody2004: What position do you prefer to play in college CB or Saf.? Do you see yourself growing into a linebacker?
mlrolle: i'd prefer cb
nittanynick: are there other recruits you've gotten friendly with and does that enter the equation of where you will go?
mlrolle: mccoy, spiller, hazelton and sam young
pennstatepelly: how often do you visit schools message boards, just on a read only basis?
mlrolle: i dont visit them anymore....i used to a WHOLE bunch last year....not anymore this summer
mlrolle: my brothers keep me updated though
mlrolle: hopefully i can ask some questions to you guys later if that is alright
Multiple responses saying ask whatever you like.
PSUtah2: Myron, Thanks for chatting with us tonight. You mentioned that The Alchemist isn't like what you usually read, could you tell us what you do like to read?
mlrolle: i usually like to read historical books..nelson mandela, ghandi, catherine the great, song of solomon were some great reads
sportsguypsu: Myron, it seemed that PSU wasn't one of your target schools for a while, is that true? If so, what changed your mind to perhaps take a closer look than maybe you had anticipated
mlrolle: i have a friend going to psu this year from hun and my AD went to psu and was a trainer for the football team so im well connected
mlrolle: after my visit to psu on april 29...and the way the coaches stayed with me....i had to add them to my list because it was hard to neglect how good psu is
pjk154: We heard you talked with Bryan Scott, another big corner... Have you spoken to him about his experiences in college and the league??
mlrolle: bryan scott talked to me about how he loved psu...his dad is a doctor actually so he talked to me about that....he said coach bradley will get you right
MeadowLion: Myron, do you have a favorite player that you fashion your game after or that you always looked up to as a kid?
mlrolle: i think i play like sean taylor in many ways...big, can run, but also can cover pretty well
commpsu2004: Myron, do you have a favorite Bible verse that is helping you through this fun yet challenging
mlrolle: hebrews 13:6
yeboahkodie: Myron have you experienced State College on a game day?
mlrolle: no i have never been to state on a gameday
MeadowLion: myron, who wins in one on one coverage.....you or Dwill?
mlrolle: haha well d-will and i went at it last year at a combine
mlrolle: i opened the gate and he ran by me...the next time i squared up and did pretty well
lonestarlion: Myron: It seems like going into medicine and playing big time football is very difficult. Have you met other guys doing the same thing on your visits? Best of luck to you.
mlrolle: yes i have met others that have done both medicine and football...it can be done
CharlestonLion: Myron, do you know Justin King?
mlrolle: i never met king before..he is a fantastic
Brody2004: Any games that you plan on taking in in person no matter where you commit this fall? Who is your pro team you follow? Thanks again.
TheMagnum: Myron did you make it to the creamery?
mlrolle: i've heard about the creamery so many times but i have never been there
malksman: Myron how about you ask us a couple of questions...
mlrolle: is there a division between the athletes and the rest of the student body at psu??
Many visitors repond with the answer no.
happydudetom: I played Lavar A. in basketball, I schooled him ;)
mlrolle: happydudetom, did u really get the best of lavar?
happydudetom: haha NO. I'm a 5-5 asian guy, he knocked me over and almost killed me. :( but that doesnt leave this chat room!
BobLichtenfels: Myron will you play in the All-American Bowl in January?
mlrolle: i will play in that game
psu7839: Myron, it looks like you have your priorities in order. Have you ever spoken to Adam Taliaferro about his PSU experience?
mlrolle: no i havent..although he is from south jersey
mlrolle: i watched him play at eastern on cn8
CharlestonLion: will you help recruit other players to the school that you choose?
mlrolle: yes i will help recruit
scurryPSU: Myron, will you re-visit any of your finalists between now and 9/1?
mlrolle: no i wont scurrypsu
PlaybookMark: Myron, you showed off a nice rendition of the LaVar Leap last season was the flag on it legit?
mlrolle: i did the lavar leap all through pop warner...i was really good at it too
LionKing25: id like to hear more of Myrons questions..
mlrolle: how come the movie theatre across from baby's only shows like 3 movies???
mlrolle: i was disappointed
Many people respond by poking fun at the small operation and by saying there is a bigger theater complex near the Nittany Mall.
Brody2004: Myron-- do you feel like you have been around Penn State and it's facilities enough to give them due consideration? Are you ready to have some quiet time from all the phone calls from recruiting sites?
mlrolle: i grew up watching psu play
commpsu2004: Myron, I was just at the beaches in N.J. this past weekend. Do you favor living by a body of water like an ocean?
mlrolle: haha commpsu good question
mlrolle: did anyone go to the prince concert at the bryce jordan center last year?
Many people respond by saying they love Prince and have seen him in different places, and that the BJC show was awesome.
Brody2004: Myron, I heard Penn State is changing back to the original Pink and Black uniforms next season. Does that effect your decison? J.K. :)
mlrolle: they had pink and black before???
lionlover: Hey Myron? Lets talk serious stuff here OK? I don't have time for too much fluff! can you whip your brothers butt?
mlrolle: haha now i can....5 years ago no
jerpsu00: myron do you feel like other schools have negatively recruited PSU (ie Joe's age, recent, losing)?
mlrolle: no one has talked about coach paterno's age
restoartheroar: In the ESPN chat Tom Lunginbill said us and Florida State were out of the race, why did he think that?
mlrolle: i beleive mr. luginbill was trying to say he suspects it was a four school race
NittanyNick2: Myron, did you set Mr. Luginbill straight?
mlrolle: yes i did
psufan95: Myron is it correct you are making your announcement at near home in Atlantic City
mlrolle: yes i am making it in atlantic city
PennStatePigskin: The reason were all tripping over ourselves is that the fans are passionate about returning PSU football to greatness, its traditional place. From what we can see the current team has that same fire. Have you noticed the drive to be great amoung our players. Can you see yourself as one of the leaders?
mlrolle: i can see myself as a leader...but i want to show it on the field first so the guys trust me to do what is right
LIONdawg: Myron, with all the recruiting attention and hype, have you been able to hang with your friends and enjoy your last high school summer?
mlrolle: yes i have...i just saw four brothers the other day...we always go to the boardwalk
LionKing25: Myron go see wedding crashers
mlrolle: wedding crashers was hilarious
PSU1GRR: How's Marchant?
mlrolle: marchant is still all nittany lioned up
igeroutlaw: Just curious as to how your family finds this while recruiting process.
mlrolle: my family is enjoying it as much as i am
psufan2020: Myron, do u feel that a leader is born or is something that is earned over time?
mlrolle: i think being a leader is something instilled early in you.....no one ever told me to be a leader growin up...the players just watched what i did and followed my lead
yeboahkodie: Myron while we're talking movies - whats your favorite of all time?
mlrolle: the program...then lean on me
lionlover: Myron. Have you been electronically timed in the 40? if so what is it? Also, wold you be so king\d as to tell us your best time for the shuttle run?
mlrolle: my best shuttle was 4.01..and 40 this summer was 4.47
PennStJeff: myron, ur not a prank caller are you? :)
mlrolle: no i am not a prank caller
mlrolle: although people have been impersonating me on chats, webpages, emails....and it is sad
mlrolle: i try not to let it bother me, but i dont say all of those things.....and it represents my name wrong
JsT10: Myron - I'm not sure that this question has been asked of you yet tonight --- why do you perfer corner over safety?
PSUPiR2: Regardless of your choice, what's your take on PSU's chances for a strong season this year?
mlrolle: i think psu will shock some people this year
lionlover: Hey Myron how many AP classes have you taken and how many hours will you be able to apply towards college?
mlrolle: 23 hours if everything goes as planned this fall
Brody2004: Who is your lead recruiter from PSU?
mlrolle: haha coach mcqueary, bradley and norwood
PSUBETA: Any particular reasons you prefer corner over safety at this point?
mlrolle: i like the competition of going against one receiver all game and locking him down....that is a thrill
LIONdawg: Myron, would you rather knock down a third down pass or slobberknock the tailback for a 2 yard loss?
mlrolle: haha great word
LionKing25: Slamming a wr from a strong safety spot must feel good?
mlrolle: ohh yeah..it feels good to jack tatum somebody across the middle
scurryPSU: Myron, should the Eagles meet TO's contract
mlrolle: pay TO
jerpsu00: Myron, what do you think of Penn State's classic uniforms?
mlrolle: they are the best uniforms in college football
PSUtah2: Up until now, what has been your greatest football moment?
mlrolle: running for 207 yards and 3 tds in a pop warner game against a team we should ahve lost to....i wasnt running...it felt like i was floating
mlrolle: God was moving me along quick fast that nite
papasmurf1: Will you look to wear #10 in college?
mlrolle: yes i will....will that number be available?
A number of people say yes, because Calvin Lowry is graduating.
LionKing25: yeah.im curious to hear more of myrons
mlrolle: what are the usual class sizes...i know it could vary...but just an approximation
People say anywhere from 25 to 1,000, depending on the class, and that classes typically get smaller as you move along through your college carrer at Penn State.
mlrolle: does everyone get around in cars or busses or walk?
People say mostly walk and bus.
MyBloodisBlue: The walking is fun cause you get in shape and can listen to musica the same time, and its not far
mlrolle: reggae music is cool
mrfolks: have you heard dub side of the moon?
mlrolle: no i havent
mrfolks: check it out- it is a reggae version of a pink floyd album- very well done
mlrolle: i listen to culture reggae before games...lay down for 10 minutes and visualize what im gonna do...then go out and try to do it
LIONdawg: Myron, enjoy fishing?
mlrolle: no actually i have never fished before
PSU1GRR: We are going to change our traditional "We want the Lion" chant to "We want Myron" for the next week.
mlrolle: haha psu1grr
h2o22: Myron, do you feel that your body will eventually grow into a 225-235 lb safety/will lb?
mlrolle: no i dont think i will get that big...i/m weighin in at 207.4
MeadowLion: Myron, do you play much NCAA football or Madden on PS2 or XBOX???
mlrolle: i play ps2 ncaa 2006
LionKing25: myron did you lean out intentionally over the summer?
mlrolle: no not really...i did more runnin than lifting
scpsu21: you play ps2 online?
mlrolle: no i dont play it online
scurryPSU: Myron, have your family members developed favorites? Do they argue?
mlrolle: my family has different schools they lean to
jerpsu00: Myron, you think the phils are gonna get the wild card?
mlrolle: phils are comin
LexLion: Myron, have Williams and Kings arrival at PSU made it even more intriguing to you and what impact are they having on your recruitment to PSU?
mlrolle: king and williams will probably play right away....thats enticing
Maxicat: Myron, PSu has had good sucess with early enrolles.. Lowry, Connor, now King and DW.
mlrolle: what happened to connor actually?
A number of people say he is a good kid who made a mistake with prank phone calls and that Joe Paterno is handling it.
MeadowLion: Myron, throughout all of your recruitment...you must have gained some friends that are recruits....any that you are particularly close with?
mlrolle: i think mccoy will end up there
mlrolle: he is a great guy
sambuca: package deal?
mlrolle: haha nice try sambuca
psufan95: Myron do you consider where other top recriuts go with your desicion
mlrolle: no i do not consider where other defensive backs go...not to sound cocky, but im just focused on what im doin
CharlestonLion: Myron, have you talked at all with Tom McEowen?
mlrolle: no i have never talked to mceowen
LexLion: What about Brackett?
mlrolle: i've talked to brett before
sportsguypsu: Myron, you said you like to play near the LOS, do you think that you may grow into a LB?
mlrolle: no i dont...i just think coaches will send me on blitzes alot
bplion: Myron, any interest in playing both ways?
mlrolle: no i am strictly defense
LionKing25: so Myron you are gonna play Safety this yr at Hun?
mlrolle: rover back...
mlrolle: d-end, lb, cb, and s
MeadowLion: Myron.....go Babe Ruth on us....predict how many INT's you have this fall
mlrolle: i dont think ill have many meadowlion if they know where i am lined up
mlrolle: i want some sacks though
LexLion: Myron, although you haven't made a final decision ... is PSU still getting serious consideration at this time?
mlrolle: psu is getting serious consideration
psu7839: What is your opinion of PSU's weight training program and facilities compared to other schools?
mlrolle: i dont think it is too bad ya know?...people have talked poorly about it, but i didnt think it was horrible
mlrolle: do you know the comment i always get whenever i go to psu...."myron, you look a lot like bryant johnson"
mlrolle: everyone says that
Many people agree that he does look like Bryant Johnson, and say it is a compliment.
daCronk: better than me...i get the "you look like matt geiger" a lot
mlrolle: matt geiger...now thats not a compliment
BobLichtenfels: myron who is the best high school player you have seen in person or on film this year?
mlrolle: haha this year??
mlrolle: i think brandon warren is underrated...and chasman davis is beast too
mlrolle: there is a cb from jacksonville that i like
mlrolle: yeah rickerson
mlrolle: thats it
mlrolle: i heard the alumni base for psu is one of the strongest in the nation....any validity to that
Many people say yes, that it is.
mlrolle: i guess that is pretty good for networking
yeboahkodie: Myron - any nicknames?
mlrolle: franchise from my coaches...and ML by my friends
Brody2004: Thanks for spending time with us. Promise not to appear on TV with our jersy on and then pull it off to reveal your real choice if it's not us. I may have a heart attack. Good night now.
mlrolle: that was kevin jones right?
Many people say yes.
mlrolle: how good was chafie fields?
Many people say he was terrific and won a key game against Miami in 1999.
mlrolle: no i dont know chafie...i just heard he was a talent
scurryPSU: Myron, what players are you close to from your other 5 finalists?
mlrolle: derrick w., brandon siler, travis wilson, ernie sims, ryan mundy, luqman abdalah (teammate at hun)
78Lion: Myron, a past article stated that you met with Jimmy Johnson. Did he say, "Either come to Miami or get beat by them"?
mlrolle: yes he did
mlrolle: how fast do u think coach paterno was clocked when he ran down that official after the game
Estimates run between 3.9 40 and time had to be measured with sun dial.
LexLion: faster than DWILL. The guy is pushing 80 and can outrun a 20-year old
mlrolle: yeah he sure does have that fire now
daCronk: myron-have you talked to players from each of your finalists about enrolling early?
mlrolle: yes i have....they said it was a great decision
pjk154: if all things go as planned, with extra credits, enrolling early, would you like to graduate in 3 years?
mlrolle: yes sir...3 years is the plan
mlrolle: if you were me...how would you play teddy ginn...press shade in..press shade out....off at 7??
The consensus is press shade in, because Ginn is so fast, and to be physical overall.
mlrolle: i am pretty much in agreement...get a quick jam in while i play inside...find the hip and get on his upfield shoulder if he runs a fade
pjk154: how would you play some of the taller receivers, like Jarrett at USC???
mlrolle: ohh yeah...big receivers are "in" these days
mlrolle: you have to have big guys checkin them or they will "moss" everyone
MyBloodisBlue: Myron, do you like playing the run?
mlrolle: i like playing the run very much...fillin a gap..and exploding through the ball carrier
PSUBETA: How would you defend the Moss-type pass, where the receiver runs a deep sideline pattern and the QB purposely underthrows the ball, allowing the receiver to adjust and come back, before the CB realizes the underthrow?
mlrolle: i would lean on the receiver a little bit...forcing a bit outside....turn when his eyes light up and play through the hands
PSUPiR2: What's your take on the Big Ten as a whole
mlrolle: i think whoever survives the big 10 deserves to play in the nc
erpsu00: how good are those burgers at baby's??
mlrolle: yeah those burgers are worth driving up tomorrow for
mlrolle: i took the espn writer bruce feldman to baby's...he loved it
commpsu2004: myron, saw you play bball too
mlrolle: yeah im a hustler, defender and rebounder on the hardwood
erpsu00: myron, i have to run, lightning storm rolling through here... have a good night and thanks so much for joining us tonight.... you're a class act... WE ARE......
mlrolle: PENN STATE
mlrolle: i think i am going to run as well....thanks for chatting with me tonight...it was a pleasure..i appreciate it....sep 1 - espn...thanks guys, you are all great