One of the top linebackers on Washington's recruiting radar this year is Briar Woods (Ashburn, Va.)…
Three sticking out for VA LB Matt Rolin?
"We did really well, we won the state championship for the second year in a row," said Rolin. "I think I had a break out year and I think I did enough to take my game to the next level."
On the next level coaches from around the country have taken notice and are offering scholarships on the defensive side of the ball.
"I'm up to seven right now," said Molin.
As far as where he sees himself playing in college, he said, "I prefer linebacker but I could play tight end if I need to." And colleges seem to agree, recruiting him, "Strictly linebacker; I haven't heard anything about tight end."
At 6'4 and 205 pounds Rolin has the size and strength college coaches are looking for combined with superior athleticism.
He sees his strengths as: "I would say probably my power with my hips, pushing people backwards when I'm going forward so that's a strength and then probably my athletic ability."
Michigan recently offered the Virginia star putting on the full court press.
"I found out about two weeks ago," said Molin of his Wolverine tender. "Coach Pierce, my high school coach, called me into his office and told me that Michigan was going to be offering me and that he was on the phone with the head coach. The next morning I came in early and talked to the head coach and defensive coordinator and linebacker coach, they just all told me they want me to be at Michigan and offered me a full scholarship and said that they just need me at Michigan."
While his relationship with Michigan grows, Molin isn't unfamiliar with the Wolverines – and he likes what he sees.
"The style of play, it's a great school and they're always ranked in the top 25," said Molin. "Just watching them play in games like that bowl game -- it makes the school stick out to me."
With offers starting to roll in are any schools emerging for Molin?
"I'm looking at everyone," said Molin. "I like all of the schools that offered me so far. I mean there's some that stand out to me, Michigan, Virginia Tech and Washington … but I'm looking everywhere."
Molin plans on getting out to see numerous schools this spring – so far all on the east coast.
"I'm going to the University of Virginia this Saturday actually. For spring break I'm going to Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia. They haven't offered me yet but I've been in contact with all of them."
As far as when Molin might want to make a decision, he insists there is no timeline.
"I just want to find a place that feels like home to me. There's not a timeline, I'm just taking my time."
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