Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Offers start rolling in for 2014 QB
By Greg Ostendorf
MOBILE, Ala. -- The scholarship offers are beginning to come in on a daily basis for Faith Academy quarterback Malik Rosier. With baseball over, he’s back on the football field and his first two days of spring practice have resulted in two new offers.
The first offer came Monday from Miami, and that one was extra special.
“It was actually really good because I’m a Miami fan, so I’ve always wanted to go down there and tour the school,” Rosier said. “It’s a different feeling being recruited by them.
“Me and Coach [James] Coley are really cool. We talk at least once or twice a week. Half the time it’s about football and plays and stuff. Half the time it’s about just the city of Miami and what they have to offer.”
Rosier, a native of Florida, plans to visit Miami the first week of June for camp.
Before Tuesday’s practice, the 6-foot-1, 197-pound quarterback threw in front of a Northern Illinois assistant coach. The performance was enough to earn him an offer from the Huskies.
“NIU actually has a very powerful offense, and they’ve got a great quarterback this year,” Rosier said. “I’m really going to look forward to watching them and maybe even going up to Chicago and going to a game this year.”
It could be just a matter of time before the major programs start taking notice. Alabama, the reigning champ, already has an eye on the in-state prospect. Rosier talked with UA offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier last week.
“It went really good,” Rosier said. “We talked about the academic part of Alabama and also the winning tradition at Alabama. We talked about the school overall, and he said that next week, he’ll be down to come watch me. He said they’re really fired up about me.”
An offer from the Crimson Tide could come on the visit, but Rosier plans to visit anyway for camp in June.
Other schools that have come by to see the dual-threat quarterback this spring include Cincinnati, Duke, Kentucky and South Carolina. Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee is expected to come by the school Wednesday, and there’s a chance the offer-a-day trend will continue.
So with all of the new interest, when does Rosier plan to make a decision?
“I’m thinking about committing right before my season, and that commit is going to be a hard commit because I’m not one of those people that’s going to commit, then decommit. That’s just not me,” he said.
Rosier added that he wants to visit as many interested schools as he can this summer before making a decision.