Lincolnton sophomore defensive end Darian Roseboro has garnered plenty of attention during his first two years as a Lincolnton High School football player, and he can now add another accolade to his trophy case.
Roseboro, 6-foot-4, 260 lbs., was named to MaxPreps’ Sophomore All-American first-team defense as a defensive lineman on Friday.
He was one of four sophomore defensive linemen across the country who were given the honor.
Roseboro finished the 2012 campaign with 107 tackles, eight sacks and four forced fumbles according to MaxPreps. He was joined on the list by two other defensive linemen from North Carolina — Lee Autry of Albemarle and Shy Tuttle of North Davidson.
Roseboro was a finalist for MaxPreps’ National Sophomore of the Year, a distinction that went to Jordan High School (Utah) quarterback Austin Kafentzis, who threw for 2,860 yards and 31 touchdowns and ran for 1,689 yards and 23 touchdowns while leading the team to a class 5A state championship.
Roseboro was also a force for Lincolnton on offense. He finished last season with the third-most rushing yards on the team (66 carries for 319 yards) and was tied for the most rushing touchdowns on the team with eight scores.
Roseboro participated in the Army’s All-American Combine in San Antonio, Texas over the weekend, impressing college coaches and recruiters by bench pressing 185 lbs. for 30 repetitions, according to media reports.
He has received scholarship offers from UNC and Duke and is also receiving interest from other Division I schools.