Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville junior defensive end Robert Rose should follow in the footsteps of the many other standout players that Tarblooder coach Ted Ginn Sr. has sent on to play football at the next level.
The 6-foot-4 and 240 pound Rose was a varsity starter for Cleveland Central Catholic during both his freshman and sophomore years before transfering to Glenville for his junior season.
Rose was a key member of Glenville's fine defensive line this season. He bench presses 275 pounds and runs well. So it's no surprise with his combination of size, strength, and speed, major college recruiters are already showing interest.
"I get mail from Iowa, Ohio State, Boston College, Purdue, and Michigan State," Rose said. "That's about it right now.
"I went to a couple Ohio State games. I talked to (Ohio State assistant) coach Tucker and coach Tressel.
"Coach Ferentz was at our school a couple of weeks ago. I talked to him.
"But I really don't know which schools I like right now."
Before Rose is done with his senior season don't be surprised if he has some pretty good options.