The Latest On Josh Roseborough

When we last spoke to Josh Roseborough, the Fairfield Central High star had just picked up his first scholarship offer. Well since then, three other DI programs have thrown their hats into the ring. recently went one on one with the '09 standout to get the latest on his recruitment, and the scoop on how his final season went with the Griffins.

Josh Roseborough Profile

SM: Your career at Fairfield Central has come to an end, how do you feel about your performance overall as a Griffin?

JR: I feel really proud about what I've done for my school. I think I contributed a lot to the school/team. It really sucks that I wasn't able to take my team to a state championship. That's about the only thing that I regret.

SM: As a junior you recorded 57 tackles, 13 ½ sacks, and 17 TFL. What kind of numbers did you put up on this past season?

JR: I had 82 tackles, 15 sacks, and 20 TFL.

SM: Talk about some of the accolades you received at the conclusion of this season?

JR: I made the All-State Team, the All-Midlands Team, and the All-Region Team. I was also a runner-up for the Defensive Player of the Year.

SM: Speaking of accolades, you were selected to participate in this year's Shrine Bowl, what was your reaction when you first heard the news?

JR: I was highly excited… I was tremendously happy; I can't explain it. I just felt so blessed to be chosen to partake in such an event.

SM: Talk a little bit about the talent level at this year's contest.

JR: Oh man, I was surrounded by a lot of big-named guys; a bunch of All-Americans. There were a lot of big guys out there from a physical standpoint. I had to go up against some really big guys in practice like Denzelle Good and J.K. Jay, but I felt like I held my own against them.

SM: When we spoke to you last, you had just picked up your first scholarship offer from Wofford. Has anyone else jumped on board?

JR: Yes sir. The Citadel, Howard, and SC State University have offered me since the last time we spoke.

SM: What position(s) will you likely play in college?

JR: I'll probably end up playing a lot of outside linebacker. The smaller schools are recruiting me as a defensive end, and the larger schools are recruiting me as an outside linebacker because of my speed and my strength. They really like my speed; I run a 4.53 in the forty.

Note: During the 2008 Shrine Bowl festivities, Josh grabbed the attention of several during the Monday morning and Monday afternoon practice sessions. In fact, he was tabbed as a Top Ten Performer for Monday's sessions. This is what Southeast Regional Manager, Burke Hayes, had to say about the emerging star:

"The most surprising player today was Joshua Roseborough," Hayes stated. "He is an undersized defensive lineman, but he made some plays. He was making plays everywhere. He holds his own playing against the run. His biggest strength is moving laterally and making plays on backside pursuit. He was making plays that a lot of guys wouldn't normally make. Undersized DE who never quits on a play. Doesn't get overwhelmed and has a dynamic motor." Burke Hayes

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