Myron Rolle: Reflections on the Recruiting Process
Since the fall of his junior season, The Hun School (Princeton, N.J.) senior defensive back Myron Rolle has barely had five minutes to himself. Of course, that's what comes with being rated the nation's No. 1 overall recruit by SchoolSports.com.
But after Sept. 1, when Rolle announced at a press conference that he was committing to Florida State, he now has had a chance to relax a little, something that seemed unheard of before, especially in the days leading up to his decision.
Rolle's decision came down to three schools: Florida State, Oklahoma and Florida. On Sunday, Aug. 28, Rolle had made up his mind that he was going to be a Seminole, but wasn't going to announce it until his press conference on Sept. 1. To Rolle, those days leading up to the press conference were his toughest of the recruiting process.
"I started to get worried a couple of days before the announcement," says Rolle. "I was physically and mentally drained because I was worried I was making the wrong decision. My Dad and my brothers just assured me that they wouldn't let me make the wrong decision. That was very reassuring."
Rolle may have struggled with coming to his decision at first, but there were two factors that eventually put Florida State ahead of all the others.
"They can offer me everything both academically and athletically," says Rolle, who wants to study neurology in college. "The other thing is that the entire Florida State community was recruiting me, from coach Bobby Bowden to Florida Governor Jeb Bush."
Now that he has committed, Rolle, who plans on graduating early from Hun, has noticed his popularity has calmed down a bit, and that's all good with him.
"I keep checking my phone for text messages and voicemails and they're not there," says Rolle. "Now, I'm no longer a hot commodity because I've committed, but I like that."
Photo Credit - Myron Rolle photographed in Sean John Fine Tailoring; Black Pinstripe Two-Button Peaked Lapel Suit, Sky Blue French Cuff Dress Shirt & Tie