Three-star Devin Rolan commits to Tulsa

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.