The Gators have been evaluating players across the country the last few weeks and handing out new offers to prospects, one of which is 2015 defensive end Darian Roseboro (6-3, 254, Lincolnton, NC High) who was a standout at the Under Armour All-American combine two weeks ago.
“Thursday was a big day for me,” Roseboro said. “Coach (Brad) Lawing is the coach that offered me a full ride to Florida. He said that he was really impressed with my highlight film and that they are going to recruit me hard. He said hopefully that we could build a good relationship and that he was going to come visit me soon.”
Roseboro who has a busy schedule ahead of him says he will try to make a trip down to Gainesville in the coming months.
“I’m going to try my best to get down to Florida for junior day in February,” Roseboro said.
North Carolina has been a hotbed for Florida recruiting the last few years, something that obviously caught Roseboro’s eye.
“I know a couple of the local players like Jonathan Bullard and the offensive tackle (D.J. Humphries),” Roseboro said. “I know that Florida produces really good players on the defense that move onto the NFL and stuff. “
Roseboro who was one of the top defensive linemen at the Under Armour combine talked to Lawing about where he could fit in at on the defensive line at Florida.
“Coach Lawing said that he’s going to recruit me at the defensive end position,” Roseboro said. “He said that my highlight film was amazing and that he could really see me fitting in at defensive end in Florida’s defense whether it’s the 3-4 or 4-3 defense.”
Roseboro, who still has months before he has to make a decision, says nobody stands out now but he will have to make a decision before other seniors since he will be enrolling in school this time next year.
“I don’t have any leaders right because I’m still evaluating all of the schools,” Roseboro said. “I’m going to visit Tennessee, Clemson and Ohio State and some other schools that have offered me. I’m graduating early so I need to make a decision before my senior year starts really. I’m looking for good coaches and somewhere that I can get a good degree at. I want to find somewhere that fits like family and a school that has a good tradition.”