Did Rollins Leave Rice With Good News?

Recruiting is moving right along for Aldine Nimitz quarterback Zerick Rollins, who was on campus this past weekend for the Owl Junior Day. So how was the visit? Owl Digest has the update.

After spending a few years watching his teammate Michael Thomas take the snaps, Aldine Nimitz quarterback Zerick Rollins has made a name for himself in his own right. This past weekend he spent some time with a school that is in his own hometown.

And it is obvious the Rice coaches made a good impression on him at their Junior Day held last Saturday. Rollins was one of over 100 recruits who attended.

"It went really well and I met all of the coaches," Rollins said. "They talked with me and my mom about the program and how they wanted me there. And while I was sitting there they offered me a full scholarship."

This brings Rollins' offer count to two, with Northwestern being the first. While at Rice, the 6-3, 175 pound Rollins said he toured the campus and watched some highlights of the Owl football team.

But one of his concerns was what position they would want him to play. Many of the other schools are looking at him as an athlete, but he wants the chance to play quarterback.

"I asked them if I come here, would I be able to play quarterback?" Rollins said. "Coach (David) Bailiff told me I could play quarterback and that was the position they are recruiting me for. He said he liked my highlight video because of my ability to make plays."

So now, where does Rice stand in Rollins' recruitment?

"This is a good offer for me. It's a good school that is close to home and I can get a good education," Rollins said. "Right now, I feel real strong about Rice."

In a split-time role at quarterback, Rollins threw for 498 yards and two touchdowns last year at Nimitz. He's also getting interest from Purdue, Houston, Georgia Tech, and Nebraska.

Rollins father, also Zerick, started for 2 years at Defensive End while at Texas A&M and currently is Linebackers Coach for the Seattle Seahawks. The younger Rollins is a good student and intelligence runs in the family – his dad was given the Academic Achievement Award his senior year at A&M.

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