October 21, 2011
Roback excited about visit to State
One of the players the Spartans are taking a serious look at for the class of 2013 is quarterback Brogan Roback of Toledo St John's High School in Ohio. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound prospect will be in East Lansing this weekend to see the big game. SpartanMag.com has the details.
Roback will likely be one of the top quarterback prospects in the entire Midwest and the Michigan State staff already has him high on the recruiting board. Roback, who already holds scholarship offers from Bowling Green and Toledo, camped at Michigan State this summer and had a strong performance.
He had the following to say after his summer tour of Michigan State University.
""It was my favorite [campus] so far out of all of them," Roback said." I just like their campus, their coaching staff and how they run things."
St John's High School is traditionally one of the top programs in Northwest Ohio. This weekend the 6-2 Titans have a huge game against 7-1 Findlay High School on Friday night. On Saturday, Roback will travel to East Lansing to take in the game and learn even more about the Spartan program. We asked him about his season and coming back up to Michigan State.
"I have thrown for 1336-yards with 13 touchdowns. I also have run for 7 touchdowns as well. I am looking forward to getting back up to Michigan State, it seems like it has been long overdue. I am excited to get back up to East Lansing and see one of the best games in college football."
Roback has not had an opportunity to get back up to Michigan State this fall due to his own football schedule and taking time to check out some of the other schools that are showing him interest. Some of the schools showing the highest amount of interest include, Iowa, West Virginia and Kentucky.
"So far this year I have visited Michigan when the played Notre Dame, Kentucky against Louisville, West Virginia against LSU and Iowa when they played Northwestern. The visits have been very good, especially lately. The teams that are recruiting me seem to be really turning up their interests in me."
Though Roback has not been up to Michigan State this fall, he has kept in contact with the Spartan staff.
"I was talking with Coach Tressel last week and he said they just need my highlight tape from the first half of the season. He said they can't wait for me to come up for the Wisconsin game."
No doubt the entire staff will be excited to have Roback on campus on Saturday. Elite programs like Michigan State look to recruit a high-level signal-caller every year. The early evaluation that the Spartan staff has been able to do under Head Coach Mark Dantonio has been very impressive, Roback is another excellent example of this.
Spartanmag.com will be sure to follow-up with Roback shortly after this weekend to get his take on the game and the feedback he receive from the Michigan State staff.
Matt Dorsey's Take: Roback could be an excellent fit for the Spartans. With the University of Michigan already having Shane Morris locked up for the class of 2013 and Ohio State going with Braxton Miller and dual-threat quarterbacks, Michigan State's pro-style offense makes a lot of sense for a player with Roback's skill set. It doesn't hurt that Kirk Cousins should become the 3rd consecutive Spartans signal-caller to go on to a NFL career.
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