“We are excited to welcome Dare to our team,” Stoops said in a press release. “He has SEC experience and is a tremendous talent. He will be a great addition to the Big Blue Wall.”
Rosenthal, a 6-foot-7, 327-pounder from Ferriday (LA), will be eligible immediately and have three seasons left to play. He’s played in 13 career games with eight starts for the Tigers.
As a redshirt freshman in 2019, Rosenthal appeared in five games with three starts, helping the Tigers go undefeated at 15-0 and win the College Football Playoff. He started at left guard in wins over Northwestern State, Utah State and Mississippi State while playing a total of 229 snaps with career-high 92 snaps coming against Utah State.
Coming out of high school, Rosenthal originally signed as a defensive lineman but shifted to the offensive line while redshirting in 2018. He was the top-rated defensive tackle prospect in Louisiana and the nation’s No. 18 overall defensive tackle. The consensus four-star recruit helped lead his team to the semifinals of the 2A state playoffs as a senior in 2017, while also playing on the offensive line for head coach Stanley Smith.
As a senior, Rosenthal recorded 60 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, six sacks, five quarterback hurries, four fumble recoveries (two for touchdowns), blocked a field goal, and an interception. He also participated in the New Orleans Regional for The Opening in both 2016 and 2017 and was a first-team All-State selection for Class 2A by the Louisiana Football Coaches Association as a senior.