Vanderbilt fans meet Iyan Roseborough, a 6-3, 305 pound offensive lineman prospect out of Winnsboro, S.C. The big lineman from the South region is currently in the process of preparing for his junior season on the gridiron with Fairfield Central. With two more years of high school eligibility remaining, this young man has a lot more growing to do, and the thought of this is quite scary.
College coaches are already fascinated with the size this young man brings to the table, which probably explains why some of them have been inquiring about him as of late. In fact, schools like Memphis, Wofford, Virginia Tech, and Maryland are already familiar with whom he is.
As time progresses, rest assure that Iyan will be hearing from more and more schools, and he's simply hoping for Vanderbilt to be one of them. "I am very interested in Vanderbilt," Roseborough told VandyMania.com in a recent interview. "I really like the way they run their academics. I hear that they are ranked really high academically, and I am really trying to focus hard on getting a degree from a good school."
The idea of Vandy competing in the SEC is also very appealing to the junior from the Midlands area of South Carolina. "From an athletic standpoint, they play in the toughest football conference; the SEC," Roseborough said. "It would truly be an honor to play football on the highest level in college."
Iyan has never been to Vanderbilt's campus before, but he admits that he would love to take a trip up to Nashville sometime in the near future. Clemson, South Carolina, Duke, and Texas are a few others that he'd like to learn more about in the future as well.
With the 2010 football season on the brink, the youngster will continue focusing on his upcoming junior campaign with the Griffins, along with his school work. Iyan simply understands that if he continues to work hard on and off the field that everything else will take care of itself.
Stay tuned for much more on this intriguing prospect from out of the 2012 recruiting class.
Note: During Iyan's sophomore season when Fairfield Central took on Grovetown (GA), one of the coaches from the opposing team came up and shook his hand to congratulate him on a well played game. The coach went on to ask him who he was going to be signing with in February. Iyan replied to the coach saying, "I'm only in the tenth grade sir." The coach from Grovetown simply shook his head and walk away speechless.
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