May 30, 2006

Is Myron Rolle the real deal?

Anyone that follows college football recruiting knows every class has its share of "over-hyped" recruits. In fact, most blue chip prospects never live up to the high praise given to them by recruiting experts nor the lofty expectations bestowed upon them by the fans.

Based on the early returns that shouldn't be a problem for Myron Rolle.

Coming out of The Hun School in Princeton, N.J., everybody tabbed the 6-foot-2, 217-pound athlete as a can't miss prospect. In addition to being on everybody's All-American list, rated Rolle as a five-star recruit and ESPN said he was the top prep player in the nation. The abundant accolades came as a result of a combination of his amazing physical and mental abilities.

Physically, Rolle has all the necessary tools to become an elite college player. In addition to his large frame, the New Jersey native possesses both outstanding speed and scary athleticism. During performance testing completed prior to spring practice, Rolle turned in a 10-foot-6 broad jump, good for second best on the team. He also managed a 34-inch vertical jump and a 4.01 shuttle time, both placing him within the top 10.

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