Wisconsin Or Ohio State For Rolle

Wisconsin Or Ohio State For Rolle

The Wisconsin Badgers are making a late push for Brian Rolle.

In recent weeks, the true intentions of Immokalee, Fla. linebacker Brian Rolle have become more and more difficult to decipher. After committing to the Buckeyes on Dec. 12, Rolle has been rumored to be considering other schools and breaking his verbal commitment with Ohio State.

Now, with three days remaining until National Signing Day, it appears that the Buckeyes do have some serious competition for Rolle's services.

But not from the schools most people have been projecting.

"Ohio State and Wisconsin, I would say I would rank those two teams dead even," Rolle told BuckeyeSports.com. "Those two teams are kind of equal."

The Badgers have already sent Rolle paperwork for him to sign on National Signing Day – this Wednesday – in the hopes that he will have a last-minute change of heart. But should the 5-10, 202-pound linebacker decide not to become a Buckeye, it will be anything besides a last-minute decision.

Rolle made his decision on the spot while being visited in-home by OSU head coach Jim Tressel. Now, the four-star prospect is questioning whether he rushed his decision or not.

"Honestly, I think I did," he said. "At the time I did commit, I was kind of like, ‘I'm just getting it out of the way. That's good. I'm committed.' But then after, I kind of thought about it like, ‘Man, did I do something wrong?' It was just me trying to reassure myself, but I wasn't reassured."

When and where Rolle will sign his official paperwork this Wednesday still remains in doubt. It appears that which team he signs a letter of intent for remains in doubt as well.

In addition to the Buckeyes and the Badgers, Rolle said he receives text messages from Florida State and remains in contact with the Florida Gators, but said that only the Gators have a chance to unseat the two Big Ten schools at the top of his list.

"I talk to the (Florida) coaches, but as far as me giving them a chance it's kind of like I would give Ohio State and Wisconsin 40 (percent) and 40 (percent)," Rolle said. "They're dead even, and then Florida is just there.

"I think about it like, ‘How would I be benefited by both programs?' I tell them that on Signing Day, they're going to get what they're looking at or they're going to be surprised. They'll just have to wait until Signing Day to figure that out."

So, too, will Ohio State fans.

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