December 9, 2007
Juco lineman makes the call
Garden City (KS) Garden City C.C. offensive lineman Zach Roth emerged onto the recruiting scene it seems just weeks ago. However, just because he wasn't a known commodity among recruiting circles, his name was becoming well known to major colleges around the nation as he was named one of the top 15 players in the always talent rich Jayhawk Conference.
New Mexico, Middle Tennessee State, Florida Intl, and TCU have garnered offers to the towering 6-foot-5, 290-pound tackle. Others such as Kansas, Marshall, Kansas State, Iowa State, and Oklahoma State have shown interest.
To date the only visit Roth had planned was this weekend's trip to Ft. Worth to check out TCU. Was his visit enough to give a commitment to the Frogs?
"The visit went great, in fact I committed," he said. "I liked it a lot because the players reminded me a lot of guys at Garden City, just a lot of them being from small towns like me. I hung out with Blake Schlueter who plays center. I was recruited the most by Coach Sharp. There were a lot of cool guys there, a running back from Cisco, two players from a California Juco, and a lot of players from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area."
Roth says others factors played a role in his decision, mainly the academics and class size TCU has to offer.
"The campus was really nice," he said. "One of the main reasons I chose them is because of the small class sizes. There's no more than 25 people in a class, it's not like having 600 so the teachers can give you a lot of academic help and one on one attention."
Roth says he will get his shot at right tackle once arriving on campus.
"They said I will be playing right tackle because they said they are losing two to graduation."
Roth becomes the Frogs 7th commitment.
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