2015 DE Darian Roseboro from North Carolina to visit next week

Submitted by BlueCube on April 19th, 2014 at 6:36 PM

I'm not sure if this has been posted yet but this caught my attention because of the amount of the length of time he's visiting.

He's 6'4" and 283lb or 6'4 265 depending on source.

Here is a link to some of his film.

He's a:

Rivals 4star, #5 DE and #45 overall

Scout 4 star, #24 DE

247 and 247 composite 4star, #8 DE



From last night, #Michigan to host elite 2015 DE Darian Roseboro for a four day visit next week (VIP): http://t.co/2rtvXwnG2d

— Steve Lorenz (@TremendousUM) April 19, 2014



April 19th, 2014 at 6:52 PM ^

All of the top flight DEs we can get. We've put together a loaded secondary and LBing core. We also have some promising DTs. Just need someone to step up like Graham to turn this defense into something special.


April 19th, 2014 at 7:08 PM ^

I feel like that is what we are missing, a stud DE. I'm talking a guy who gets 10 sacks a year. Frank Clark is good but he's not that player. He also is undersized height and length wise to be an elite DE. With the space eating Mone who will collapse the pocket from the middle a good linebacking group and developing strength of our defense, the secondary, we just need that elite pass rusher. we need this guy or Cornell


April 19th, 2014 at 7:20 PM ^

I don't think that's who this guy is.  He strikes me more of a huge, run stopping DE/DT than an elite pass rusher.  At 6'4" 270s as a high schooler, that's a pretty big dude.  if he's also an elite pass rusher, then he's rated WAY too low.  This dude is bigger than DaShawn Hand by a decent margin.  

I'm not saying he wouldn't be a good pick up, but I think he's closer to Wormley or Poggi in position than Frank Clark.


April 19th, 2014 at 11:26 PM ^

4 years is a long time. RVB was good on a still bad overall line but we still haven't had a lot of quality at those positions. I don't see a difference maker this year or next on the roster right now. Maybe Taco not this but next year? I've just been a little frustrated that arguably, none of our DEs (even Clark wouldn't start at a lot of schools if he played the position he does here) would start at another big 10 school the last few years.


April 19th, 2014 at 11:47 PM ^

The line in 2011 was not a bad overall line.  RVB and Martin were both very good/great, and Roh and Heininger were solid.

RVB would definately have started on most if not all of the BIG teams in 2011, so basically Clark, Roh and a collection of freshmen and sophmores over the last two years?  I mean, I see where you're coming from, but how many teams have elite DE's year after year?  Not many, if any.  Sometimes you have to get by with solid play.


April 20th, 2014 at 12:28 PM ^

pretty much every team in the SEC (even missouri and ole miss and others not near the top fo the conference) typically has at least 1 elite pass rushing specialist every year, most of whom eventually turn pro in that role.  add clemson, south carolina, unc, osu, stanford, etc. and all those teams have had dominant pass rushers over past 5-10 years.  genetic freaks like reggie whites or even late bloomers like jj watt do not grow on trees and are rare - but most good to great defenses have elite pass rushers helping them compete for championships while turning in 8-10 sacks per season (and many of them enter the draft as pass rushing specialists).  completely agree, its the one position um has not been able to consistently lock down and it really really shows (aside from brandon graham its been decade since theyve routinely brought in elite athletes on the edge).  sec and other championship caliber squads typically always have at least 1 guy capable of approx 10 sacks/yr - legit threats must be game planned for each week.  um desparately needs DL with elite short area quickness, violent hands and intentions and the ability to consistently win 1 v 1 matchups (and since um does not run 3-4 they need those athletes at DE) - those guys transform defenses and change games and its unfortunately the 1 spot where um has consistently lacked production


April 20th, 2014 at 1:51 PM ^

8 sacks is not a dominant or elite pass rusher.  Double digits, sure.  But if all you're looking for is 8 sacks to be "dominant" we've had Graham and Woodley within the last 10 years.  It's been the last 4 years without a great pass rusher, not a decade.  People keep trying to make it seem like Michigan hasn't been good defensively since 1997 or something.  It's ridiculous.


April 20th, 2014 at 2:19 PM ^

Pretty much every team in the SEC has at least one elite pass rusher every year...what?  Only 2 DE in the SEC last year had 10 or more sacks (Michael Sam, Mizz & Dee Ford, Aub).  Only 5 SEC teams had a DE with at least 7 sacks.  Who was an elite DE pass rusher at Florida, LSU, Miss, Miss St., Georgia, and Tennessee last year?  


Now, I will give you that many of these schools have multiple guys that get 5-7 sacks a year and many more have probably not gone as long as UM has without having anyone get like 8 or more sack in one year.  But, there were not a lot of dominant pass rushers in the SEC last year.  They do have some good ones, but elite last year, I don't see it.  The ACC had the most guys with double digit sack totals last year with 5 guys, although only two were DEs. But, most conferences only have a few guys withe double digit sack totals.


But, I agree UM needs this and Rich Rod dropped the ball here.  Since Hoke has been at UM they have recruited Wormley, Ojemudia, Charlton, and Marshall.  While Charlton seems like the most likely based on his recruiting profile to be the best, they are all quality recruits.  They missed on Hand and I agree that hurt.  But, they are still on the board for Lucier-South and Cornell who are two elite recruits.  I wonder if it's more development and youth than anything else.


April 19th, 2014 at 7:58 PM ^

Yeah, I agree that I'm not sure this guy is an elite pass rusher due to his size.  He's an elite DE, not neccessarily pass rusher.  Remember we still have Lucier-South on the board too who does seem to be an elite pass rusher, but will need time to put on weight.  Hopefully in the mean time guys like Clark, Ojemudia, Wormley, Charlton, and Marshall will continue to develop.


April 19th, 2014 at 7:39 PM ^

I'd love to land a Cornell or a Lucier-South, but I'll take it!  I think this is a big time position of need for UM right now.  Granted Charlton, Ojemudia, Wormely, and Marshall still have plenty of time to develop, but at some point one of the DEs has to got to show an ability to get to the QB for UM to ever get to where they want to be on that side of the ball.  All the talent is there in the back half and enough size in the middle.  I think Clark will probably take another step forward, but I'm not sure he'll ever be a dominating pass rusher, plus he's gone in another year.  It's been too long since guys like Graham and Woodley have blessed us with their presence and a double digit sack total.


April 19th, 2014 at 8:26 PM ^

Those are pretty high expectations for a true freshman.  I'd take a guy that can start over what I consider role players like Beyer and contribute as a freshman and develop into 7-8 by his soph/jr year ala Shilique Calhoon.  Although I'm not sure anyone knew he would be that good.  Cornell may be close to that guy.  Lucier-South is too thin IMO to be that guy.  Hand could have been, but he'll probably get a little behind the depth chart as the #3 DE from 2013 Jonathan Allen didn't even play last year .  I think Nkemdiche only got 2-3 last year and he was the top overall recruit, same with Mario Edwards the year before.  Noah Spence isn't even starting consistently at OSU.  ESPN had him as the #2 DE and #4 player overall.


April 19th, 2014 at 8:14 PM ^

In addition to Michigan, he has almost 30 other offers. According to 247Sports though, he is "warmer" on North Carolina State with the "warm" offers being ours as well as Auburn, Duke, Ohio State and Tennessee. Other notable offers would include Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Miami (YTM), Notre Dame and South Carolina. He's also got Illinois and Penn State offers. 


April 19th, 2014 at 10:23 PM ^

good DEs this year, but its not because we don't have talent.  We have a few talented guys, but we don't seem to be building the same type of depth at DE as we are at other positions.  I'm less worried about missing out on Hand than I am that we didn't find another good three star or four star in addition to Marshall.  (I was never that high on McDowell.)  Furthermore, we only recruited Taco the year before that.  I think Marshall and Taco will both be good, but that seems like an awfully small number of recruits over two years for a very important position.

Leroy Hoard

April 19th, 2014 at 11:52 PM ^

Everyone is wishcasting that Cornell will be a dominating speed rusher...however, he is also up to 270 lbs now and reportedly has lost some edge quickness as a result. Both these guys seem like SDE/DT hybrid types now -not saying they aren't still elite prospects, but we should look elsewhere for the dominating WDE pass rusher.


April 20th, 2014 at 11:04 AM ^

This is a little OT, but I've been wondering if anyone else has noticed this.  Has anyone noticed how odd Taco's legs are below the knee?  It's really varus, but some may just call it bow legged.  Some are born this way, others develop due to injury, but it usually diminishes performance.  The weird thing is Taco's seems to be less up by the knee and more down towards the ankle.  Has anyone noticed this before or know more about it?  This pic doesn't show it all that well.  I've seen it in other pictures before, but I thought it was really obvious in the spring game.