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Three-star Devin Rolan commits to Tulsa

6/6/2012

Tulsa has fared well looking within the state for its 2013 class and that trend continued Wednesday with the latest Golden Hurricane commitment.

Linebacker Devin Rolan (McAlester, Okla./McAlester) is the fourth in-state recruit to commit to Tulsa, making it official Wednesday.

“The coaches and the atmosphere are the biggest reasons why I chose Tulsa,” Rolan said. “It’s a real family atmosphere and the coaches treat you like people, too, not just players.”

Rolan, who is 5-foot-11 and 225 pounds, has been a frequent visitor to the Tulsa campus in the last few months. He even posted a Twitter photo of him wearing Tulsa apparel two months ago, saying it would be his future home.

Rolan is a three-star recruit ranked No. 9 in Oklahoma.

He is the fourth of Tulsa’s six commitments to come from the state. Three-star recruits offensive guard Rob Boyd (Vian, Okla./Vian) and quarterback Ben Oberste (Sallisaw, Okla./Sallisaw) pledged earlier as did fullback Chris Hall (Tulsa, Okla./Union).

“I’m friends with Rob, and we’ve been talking a lot lately,” Rolan said. “I’m glad to have this out of the way because I’m not about this attention. I’m about playing, and I cannot wait to get back out there.”

Former teammate Adam Boyd signed with Tulsa’s 2012 class, and Rolan said Adam Boyd is one of his closest friends.