Roland Adds Another Big 12 Offer

Lake Highland (TX) athlete Desmond Roland is one of the newest recipients of a Texas A&M scholarship offer. The 6-foot-2, 197-pounder is a tremendous player with the speed and agility the A&M staff is hoping to add to their roster in 2011. Although the Aggies verbally offered Roland months ago, he received his fifth Big 12 offer in writing on Friday.

Lake Highland (TX) athlete Desmond Roland is one of the newest recipients of a Texas A&M scholarship offer. The 6-foot-2, 197-pounder is a tremendous player with the speed and agility the A&M staff is hoping to add to their roster in 2011. Although the Aggies verbally offered Roland months ago, he received his fifth Big 12 offer in writing on Friday.

"It was exciting news for me," said Roland. "I like Coach Jordan a lot. We are establishing a pretty good relationship together. A&M is a good school and I'm excited about the offer."

Roland rushed for 1,216 yards and 12 touchdowns last year as a junior. He also added 27 receptions for 492 yards and six touchdowns earning First-Team All-District Honors in 2009. Most schools like Roland as an athlete, but A&M seems to like him in the backfield.

"A&M is recruiting me as a running back," said Roland."I would prefer to play receiver but I'm ok with playing running back. I want to look at A&M's depth chart. Early playing time is going to be a very important factor in my recruitment."

Desmond would like to visit A&M over the summer to take a closer look at their facilities.

"I've made it to the college a couple of times. I haven't really looked into the sports facilities or anything like that; I've just made it to the campus. It's a great campus with a lot of tradition. I plan on making it up to their camp in June."

Baylor was the first Big 12 School to offer Roland but programs from the nation's toughest conferences have also started to take notice of Roland's abilities.

"I've got offers from Tech, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Mississippi, Purdue, North Carolina, and Arkansas."

Desmond is still wide-open with his recruitment and would like to get through spring ball before he decides to take a closer look into the colleges that have offered him.

"Spring ball starts next week so I'll start to think about recruiting more when it's over. I don't have any leaders at the moment."


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