- Henry Gola
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Roll out the red carpet in Tallahassee.
Myron Rolle, rated ESPN's top Class of 2006 prospect, today verbally committed to attend Florida State. He made the announcement live on ESPNEWS and ESPNU.
"I'm really excited to make this decision. I'm a guy who believes strongly in education, and this decision was based strongly in academics," said Rolle.
"Rolle is the most complete football player in this class," said Scouts, Inc. National Director of Recruiting Tom Luginbill.
Rolle chose FSU over Florida, Miami-Fla., Michigan, Oklahoma and Penn State. He had narrowed his choices to six earlier this summer.
"Florida State is known for having the ultimate playmakers at their skill positions, and Myron Rolle fits right in," added Luginbill. "He joins a long list of former outstanding FSU playmakers in the secondary like Samari Rolle and Deion Sanders."
Rolle's versatility, intelligence and work ethic has made him a prime recruiting target for many college football programs. He rushed for 1,501 yards and 16 TD and recorded 83 tackles, 4 INT and 6 sacks in his junior season at the Hun School of Princeton.
"Most importantly, he's got his head in the right place in terms of academics and what he wants in his future away from football," said Luginbill.
Rolle has two goals after college -- to make it to the NFL and to be a neurosurgeon. He plans on taking biology and pre-med courses in college and graduating in three years.
The Hun School of Princeton's Myron Rolle is headed to Florida State.