Michigan's 2015 recruiting class could see a nice boost on Friday if all goes their way.
2015 4-star defensive lineman Darian Roseboro will make his college choice at 2:30 on ESPN.com between Michigan, Alabama, Clemson and his two hometown schools in North Carolina and North Carolina State. The six-foot-four and 285-pound lineman from Lincolnton, North Carolina is the rated as the sixth-ranked player in his home state and the sixth-ranked strong-side defensive end according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Michigan's chances to land the talented defensive lineman is regarded as the strongest out of the five schools. According to Roseboro's 247 Crystal Ball Rankings, the Wolverines have been leading the pack for months and currently are the favorites for his services with 62% of the national recruiting writers believing that he will choose Michigan. NC State, another school to look out for, have been gaining steam the past few days have 33% of the predictions.
Although there is no clear indication that Roseboro will choose the Wolverines, in-state school NC State will absolutely pose a threat. Mike Farrell, National Recruiting Director for Rivals, believe the Wolfpack's chances are for more legitimate than once believed:
After talking to numerous sources I'm going with the #NCState #Wolfpack for Darian Roseboro over the #Wolverines. Could be wrong, we'll see— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) August 27, 2014
Which seems to be an educated guess from a tweet he posted earlier that day:
Sources at two schools out of the DT Roseboro race think it's #Wolverines while another source at yet a third school thinks it's #Wolfpack— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) August 27, 2014
On the other side of the spectrum, Maize n Brew recruiting writer Anthony Mammel shares his thoughts on why Michigan is currently the leader for Roseboro:
Michigan's chances with Roseboro are fantastic, if not better. The Wolverines have been near or at the top of his list for quite some time now, and he has mentioned them to the media enough times to validate the assumption that they're the clear favorite. He's assumed to be a strong-side defensive end capable of playing the 3-tech, so getting him would be great for the defensive line's depth, as well as its overall talent level.
At the end of the day, no one knows where Roseboro will be committing to except Roseboro and his family. At this point, any predictions made in regards to his destination are just simply educated guesses.
As far as the educated guesses go, Michigan's chances for another talented 4-star commitment are very good. Perhaps the best out of all the finalists.