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Stock is still rising for Rollins

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DALLAS - Skyline defensive back Roderick Rollins doesn't mind the fact that during his senior year of high school, most offenses have wised up and not thrown to his side as much. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound safety prospect just uses that to rack up his tackle count playing some very big run support.
Rollins, a three-star rated prospect and the No. 47 ranked safety in the nation, is part of a defense along with star Michael Morgan, and they mean business. Both Morgan and Rollins are also enjoying recruiting processes that most high school players dream of. In fact, Rollins just keeps adding offers to his list by the week.
"I just received an offer, actually, from Texas Tech," Rollins said. "I think that's a blessing and I look at every school that has given me a scholarship as a blessing and an opportunity to play."
The Red Raiders, with their offer, have worked their way into Rollins' top group of schools. However, they have a ways to go behind the defender's No. 1 school.
"Boston College is still at the top," Rollins said. "It's a good up and coming program with great academic services for their students. When I took my visit there, I liked everything about them. Right now I'm trying to see if I can be admitted grade-wise, and if I do, I'll probably go home and think about it. I could possibly just go ahead and make a decision right then and there."
Arizona State, another team that he has visited, is also one of his favorites along with Arizona, Minnesota, and Oklahoma State.
"I'm hanging back right now after those first two visits, to see what else is coming," Rollins said. "Now that Texas Tech has offered, I'm probably going to visit there, but I don't know what else I'm going to do at this point."
Rollins is ready to finish off a big year with his talented teammates.
"We're playing together as one unit," he said. "Each game you can see us coming together and I think we're going to end up doing real well in the playoffs and hopefully farther than that."
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