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Future Buckeye having big week

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LAKELAND, Fla.- Ohio State linebacker commit Brian Rolle of Immokalee (Fla.) High has been one of the top performers for the South squad during practice for Friday night's Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game.
The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder has been a standout on defense, but also has seen some time at running back during the week.
"I think I am a pretty good back," Rolle said. "I'm very underrated at running back. I look at that like I am not really looking to go to college to play running back, but it's great to play."
Rolle rushed for approximately 900 yards on 75 carries during the season, an average of 12 yards per carry.
He also reiterated the solidity of his commitment to the top-ranked Buckeyes.
"Nothing is going to change between now and Feb. 7 (National Signing Day)," he said. "When I went up there, I really liked the town and they showed me a good time. I really liked the players. That's basically it, I am set on playing at OSU."
He has enjoyed his time in Lakeland at the North-South game.
"It's been a real good experience," he said. "When I came here I was expecting everybody to be sort of cocky, but everybody is real cool."
Rolle talked about getting to know the other players selected to the game.
"There are some real talented players here and it's been great getting to know them," he said. "I mean, I knew some of them already, but some I didn't. I wish I would have gotten to know some of these guys years back.
"The coaches also are like brothers to me right now. I talk to them like I would talk to my friends."
Rolle is the nation's No. 27 outside linebacker prospect and is a high (5.7) three-star rated recruit by Rivals.com.
The North-South Game kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday at Bryant Stadium in Lakeland.
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