It's just about a year from the time that Class of 2015 Rivals100 defensive end Darian Roseboro will have to make his college decision and that's probably a good thing, because the Lincolnton (N.C.) prospect is nowhere near ready to decide.
"I still have a lot of different schools just starting to talk to me," Roseboro said. "I'm going to narrow it down to my top five right before my senior season. I still have a while."
Roseboro has a visit fall, taking trips to schools like Tennessee, Auburn, N.C. State and North Carolina. Coming up he said he's hoping to visit Michigan and Alabama as well.
While teams far from home are showing plenty of interest, the Wolfpack and Tar Heels have made it clear they want Roseboro to stay in state.
"N.C. State has sent 200-plus letters and Carolina has been matching it," Roseboro said. "I talk to coaches from both schools at least once a week and they've really been putting pressure on him."
Roseboro made multiple trips to Knoxville over the past few months and said the Vols coaches are making an attractive pitch.
"They've been telling me if I come in I could play early," Roseboro said. "I could be used to stop the run and as a pass-rusher. They told me I'm one of their top d-line targets in my class."
With many of the programs in pursuit of Roseboro on the rebound, he said he'll be paying extra close attention to the progress they show this fall.
"I've decided that next year is going to tell all for each school," Roseboro said. "Tennessee is on the rise, they've finished strong this year, I'm going to look at the program and the success they have coming up. But I do want them to show progress."
Another school to watch is Notre Dame.
"Notre Dame has really been recruiting me," he said. "They've been sending letters, more than I've had from any school, just flushing me with letters to let me know they're interested."
When it comes to distance, Roseboro said he's not afraid to go far from home and his family is on board with whatever he may decide.
"No matter where I go, if it's USC or Notre Dame or wherever my parents will be there at every game supporting me," he said.