Interest increasing in Roseboro

Interest increasing in Roseboro

Darian Roseboro is one of the top 2015 prospects in North Carolina. The Lincolnton (N.C.) defensive end has already gotten the attention of several big-time programs.

During his freshman season, Darian Roseboro helped his school get all the way to the state championship game.

After losing several seniors, Lincolnton did not have as much success during the 2012 season.

"It was a learning experience for our team because we lost 24 seniors after my freshman season," Roseboro said. "We still had a winning season – 7-6 – and lost in the second round of the playoffs."

Although his team struggled at times, Roseboro became a better player during his sophomore campaign.

"I think I improved on a lot of things last season – reading the QB, running backs, and offensive linemen better," he said. "I thought I did a better job of not getting up field, playing sideline to sideline, and just attacking more."

Roseboro has already picked up early scholarship offers from Duke and North Carolina. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound sophomore thinks more offers could come his way in the near future.

"After the dead period is over, I think I'm going to get offered by Penn State and Tennessee," he said. "I've also been getting a lot of interest from N.C. State and Clemson. They've said they're very interested, so I think they will offer, too. Alabama will also be coming by my school soon."

Despite all the attention, Roseboro said he is wide open with his recruitment and is considering each school.

"Right now, I'm just evaluating all the schools that have shown interest in me," he said. "I'm looking at their rosters and what they're recruiting this year and next year."

Roseboro will possibly take trips to Alabama for their junior day and Penn State this summer. He also said he will definitely attend camps at Duke and North Carolina.

As far as games this fall, Roseboro said that he really wanted to get down to Alabama and would also like to make a return trip to North Carolina.

For now, his main focus is becoming a better player.

"I think I really need to work more on pass rushing because I haven't perfected it," said Roseboro. "I have consistent pass rushing stats, but I need to become a dominant pass rusher."

Going into his junior season, Roseboro knows more will be expected from him.

"Next year, I'm going to have to be more of a leader like the seniors that played last year," he said. "We should be a tough team next season. We shouldn't ever fall again in the second round (of the playoffs). That just doesn't need to happen."

Roseboro finished his sophomore season with 107 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, eight sacks, four pass breakups, five forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries.

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