On Thursday, Penn State commit Tony Rojas, a linebacker out of Fairfax, Virginia, was invited to play in the 2023 All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Rojas will join Penn State commits in offensive linemen Alex Birchmeier and J’ven Williams as selections to the All-American Bowl in the 2023 recruiting cycle.
Rojas, who plays for Fairfax High School, is having a monster start to his senior year. In his first game, he rushed for six touchdowns in a 52-14 win over Wakefield, showing prowess on offense as well as on defense.
Rojas, who committed to Penn State over Clemson, Georgia, and Miami on July 14, is the number two player in Virginia, the number seven linebacker, and the No. 99 player nationally according to 247 Sports Composite Ratings.
Scouts like Rojas’s size (6-foot-1.5 inches, 200-pounds), speed (4.6 40-yard dash), and explosiveness (4.2 second shuttle time). He can play both off-ball linebacker, where he projects in college, and he can play off the edge. Rojas also plays running back, which helps him diagnose plays and get to the ball carrier. He can shoot the gap on inside runs, and when he lines up outside can turn the corner off the edge. He is a physical player for his size that could easily add about 20-25 pounds with a college weight training and nutrition program.
Rojas also plans on enrolling early at Penn State this coming winter along with Birchmeier, Williams, and Jaxon Smolik.
The All-American Bowl will take place on Jan. 7 on NBC.