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Briar Woods LB Matt Rolin lands first offer from Boston College

Three days after recording nine tackles to help No. 6 Briar Woods advance to its second straight Virginia AA Division 4 semifinal, Falcons junior linebacker Matt Rolin picked up his first Division I scholarship offer.

On Monday Boston College made its offer to the 6-4, 200-pounder, which will likely be the first of many for a player who has already received interest from the likes of Clemson, North Carolina, Virginia, Vanderbilt, N.C. State and Duke.

Through 13 games Rolin is the leading tackler on a defense that is allowing only 7.2 points per game. Rolin’s totals: 76 total tackles (43 assists), 13 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, two interceptions and a blocked kick.

Playing alongside Stanford-bound defensive back Alex Carter and JMU-bound lineman Justin Baker, Rolin has blossomed with a combination of size, quickness and aggression.

Over the last two seasons the defending state champion Falcons (12-1) have boasted one of the top defensive units in the state. On Saturday they travel to Grafton (9-3) looking to extend their 12-game winning streak and earn a return trip to Lynchburg for a chance to defend their title.

Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.

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