Rojas, a four-star prospect out of Fairfax, Virginia enrolled at Penn State in January.
Rojas finished his high school career as the number two prospect in the state of Virginia and the number 86 overall prospect in the class of 2023.
Tony Rojas; Instant Impact Defender for Penn State Football?
Once on campus, Rojas immediately put coaches on notice with his work ethic on and off the field.
“I don’t know how it’s necessarily possible,” Penn State Football head coach James Franklin told reporters recently of Rojas. “But, he’s put on 29 pounds. Every time I go to the nutrition bar, he’s sitting there eating. After practice, he’s getting an extra pump in, and he’s playing fast.“
Rojas looks to follow in the footsteps of Abdul Carter and carve out early playing time despite his freshman status.
James Franklin and defensive coordinator Manny Diaz have shown that if a player stands out, they can carve out playing time no matter how young they are.
Look for Rojas to have a strong fall camp before getting playing time in Penn State’s early non-conference schedule.
If Rojas impresses in non-conference play, he will likely get the green light from Franklin to burn his redshirt and the sky is the limit for him in 2023.