September 6, 2011
Ohio QB has Spartans high on his list
The state of Ohio has a very impressive group of signal callers for the class of 2013. Michigan State will once again be looking to the Buckeye State to address their needs for a pro-style quarterback to run the Spartan offense. Brogan Roback of St. John's High School in Toledo is one of the players the staff is very interested in. SpartanMag.com was able to speak with Roback and got some details on his recruitment.
A few weeks ago Riavls.com reported that Michigan State was viewed as one of the early favorites for the 6-foot-4, 185-pound Roback. SpartanMag.com caught up with him and asked him about his season and his plans for visits ion the coming weeks.
"The season is going great, Roback stated. "We are finally getting our feet under us, and starting to play more as a team individually. I feel like I am getting in my groove and I feel like I am in the zone a little bit. My stats so far are 24-34 for 473 yards with 5 touchdowns and no interceptions. I have had several coaches reach me lately. I am going to visit Wisconsin, Kentucky, Iowa and Michigan State in the next couple weeks."
St John's is off to a 2-0 stars and one of the wins was against Michigan powerhouse program Orchard Lake Saint Mary's. In that game Roback was very efficient against a defense led by4-star University of Michigan linebacker commitment James Ross. St. Johns won that contest by a score of 34-24.
Roback has already been to East Lansing several times and we asked him about his specific thoughts about Michigan State University and the Spartan program
"Michigan State gives me a great feeling when I am there. It is far, but yet close to home as well. I think the facilities there are great and I like the legacy they have there. I especially like the coaching staff there, that's the most important. They are the type of coaches I could see myself spending my next 4-5 years with."
Roback attended two sessions of camp at Michigan State this summer and was able to work extensively with quarterback Coach Dave Warner. In addition, he also attended camps at Kentucky, Toledo, Bowling Green, Purdue, Arkansas and Cincinnati. Toledo and Bowling Green have already extended a scholarship offers to him.
Last fall as a sophomore Roback threw for 2,100 yards and 26 touchdowns leading St. John's to an 11-2 finish. He is hoping that his team can take things another step this fall
"Our goal is to win the new league championship, make the playoffs, and win a state championship, he stated."
SpartanMag.com will be following Robacks' season throughout the fall. St. Johns could be playing well into late November if they make a run to the state title. We will be sure to report when Roback is expected to be back on campus and get quotes about his next visit to Michigan State University.
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