Michigan Football Recruiting: Darian Roseboro -- 2015 Commit -- Profile

Posted at 5:00am — 9/2/2014

Michigan Football Recruiting: Darian Roseboro — 2015 Commit — Profile

GBMWolverine Readers: Here is an overview of recent verbal commitment Darian Roseboro.

Every team searches for big defensive linemen. When such players are big and still have the potential to rush the passer and play multiple positions, this is the entire better.

Michigan received a somewhat expected commitment from Darian Roseboro even though many of the recruiting sites had no idea where he was going with their guesses and in most cases guessed wrong once again. The elation that the Michigan coaching staff likely demonstrated could also be expected. It is not often that teams can secure versatile, big defensive linemen.

Darian Roseboro 2The conversation may as well start with where Darian will play on the line. He is listed as a strong defensive end, but easily could move inside to a 3 or 5-technique tackle. He has good height: not too tall and not too short and is listed as over 285 pounds. His most probable college destination logically would be tackle. But he is versatile enough that all options will be pursued.

Darian is a top 150 type that can best be described as a mid to high four star recruit. As such he received offers from Alabama, Auburn, North Carolina, Michigan State and others.

Darian has impressive stats having well over 300 tackles and 26 sacks so far in his high school career. He has been described as a beast on the field.

Darian Roseboro
Height: 6’4
Weight: 283
Number: 66
Current Position: Defensive End
Future Position: Defensive End/Defensive Tackle
City/State: Lincolnton, North Carolina
High School: Lincolnton
Head Coach: Scott Cloninger
Recruiter: Coach Mark Smith and Coach Roy Manning
Committed: 8/29/2014
Top 5 other Offers: Alabama, Auburn, LSU, South Carolina, and Ohio State.
40-Time: 5.36
20 yard Shuttle: 4.90
Vertical: 25″
Class: 2015 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Darian Roseboro 3Follow Darian: on Twitter


24/7: 4-star.
ESPN: 4-star.
Rivals: 4-star.
Scout: 4-star.

Note: Stars do matter, but are not absolute in predicting success within a football program. So, with that in mind the GBMWolverine Staff has cleverly come up with a new system of ranking. We are using footballs instead of stars, how can one argue against a system that clever? Below are the interpretations of football power predicted way too boldly long before it matters. In other words, we will give informed opinion with the crystal ball and let the players determine what will happen through years of hard work.

Criteria: Raw talent, athleticism, position of need, intangibles.

GBMWolverine Rankings: .

10 footballs: Instant impact player.
9 footballs: Three or four-year starter at a high level.
8 footballs: A starter with all league potential.

7 footballs: A meaningful starter at some time during a career.
6 footballs: A spot starter or special teams player.
5 footballs: Not in the two deep after a two years.
4 footballs: Never made it.
1-3 footballs: See the above.

Side Note:

Remember just as we did during the season with grading positions or groups we are very tough graders and expect a lot out of those positions or players so this is no different here.


Dominant high school defensive end with the ability to play 1-tech, 3-tech, or strong side defensive end at Michigan. We think he was the highest potential at the 1-tech position. Will be a four year starter and has recorded over 400 tackles, 25 sacks, and 60 tackles for loss through his junior year. No GPA was found, but Roseboro does intend to graduate early so grades must not be an issue.

Darian Roseboro 4Strengths:

Darian is a super strong defender who uses his power to dominate high school competition. He had 32 reps in the bench press at the Rivals camp. Darian is solid with his punch and hand placement and fires off the ball and shows great speed for his size. Darian is one of the better bull rushers we have seen on film this year. He has a 60- yard run for a touchdown as a fullback. Darian is almost unblockable when he maintains proper leverage. In short, as stated in the introduction, he is just a great combination of size and speed.

Darian Roseboro 5Concerns/Needs Work:

As with most high schoolers, Darian needs to add strength. He is still a bit raw. A good technician coach would insure that he improve his moves and overall technique skill. Like many, Darian also needs to be more consistent with his leverage.

Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

GBMWolverine believes he will likely play his first year especially if he does come in early. Now it also depends on where he plays while at Michigan because if he tries defensive end he will likely play for sure, but if it is defensive tackle he could be red-shirted because of the depth situation right now. Coming in early would definitely help his development and help getting on a college strength and conditioning plan along with the coaches figuring out where to play him and can try him out during spring practices. We hope there is enough depth and talent to allow him to red-shirt. His overall eventual performance will depend on good player development. But the size and other physical traits are good enough for several SEC offers.

Darian Roseboro reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — A shorter Alan Branch — who played Defensive Tackle.

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Final Thoughts:

We welcome Darian Roseboro to Michigan and hope he has a successful career on and off the football field as a student-athlete at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

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