Michigan received their 11th commitment of the 2015 recruiting class on Friday (Aug. 29) in the form of four-star defensive end Darian Roseboro (Lincolnton, NC).
This is a big get for the Wolverines, as it gives them their first defensive lineman of the 2015 cycle and gives them a player who can be used in a variety of ways at the next level.
See what Roseboro brings to the table after the page break.
As I mentioned above, Roseboro is a four-star prospect and the seventh ranked strong side defensive end in the class of 2015. He has the size of an interior lineman with the speed of a defensive end, and he’s actually played some linebacker and running back in high school. He’s got a big frame and he should continue to fill out, but his athleticism should not be effected by him bulking up.
What stands out most about his game is his pursuit and burst off the snap of the ball. Roseboro has got a good first step and is solid at shedding blockers. He is solid in run defense, but his pass rush stills are still raw and he could use some work.
Roseboro relies a bit too much on his strength at times. He will have to work on his hands and develop some pass rush moves, but that should come in time with coaching at the next level.
While he is listed as a defensive end, he has the look of a tackle given his size. If he can pull his physical tools together and combine that with is nose for the football, he could be an absolute force in time. With all of this being said, there is a chance he could earn himself some early playing time.
His physical tools alone will give him the opportunity to stick early with the Wolverines, but it is going to take some time for him to develop. Michigan landed themselves a very good defensive line prospect with high upside.