It has been a breakout fall for Toledo (Ohio) St. John's Jesuit 2013 quarterback Brogan Roback. Already with two offers in hand, Roback is receiving strong interest from several BCS programs and has reciprocated with game day visits to several schools this fall.
"The first one was the Michigan-Notre Dame game," Roback said. "Then I went to Kentucky when they played Louisville. West Virginia was my third one."
Roback traveled to the Michigan game with his teammate, 2013 defensive end Matt Miller, whose brother, Jack, plays for the Wolverines.
"I talked just to their recruiting guy mostly, and ended up having to leave early. My parents wanted to get out of there to beat the rush," Roback said. "I have heard from other people that they are looking for two QB's in 2013. It doesn't bother me that they already have a quarterback. Everything is a competition when it comes to that next level."
At Kentucky, Roback and his parents sat down with assistant coach Rick Minter before and after the game, and also had a chance to speak with the Wildcat's head coach.
"I talked to Joker Phillips when they were warming up," Roback said. "He called me out to the middle of the field and talked to me for probably ten minutes. It was good… what else can you ask for but to talk to the head coach?"
Roback plans to continue his fall game day tour, and has stops at three more schools planned over the next eight weeks.
"I go to Iowa next weekend when they play Northwestern," Roback said. "I go to Michigan State vs. Wisconsin Oct. 22. Then I have when Wisconsin hosts Penn State [Nov. 26]. Those are for sure, then if I want to get anymore in I will."
Towards the end of the summer, Michigan State's interest in the Toledo quarterback was starting to increase, and Roback has continued to build on that relationship.
"I ran into Coach [Mike] Tressel when he was at our school the other day," Roback said. "They want me to put together my highlight film and send that out to them, so I'm going to do that."
Roback also saw a Cincinnati assistant coach in his school this week. He listed West Virginia, Iowa, Michigan State, Cincinnati and Wisconsin as the schools showing the strongest interest at this stage, and hopes that interest will turn to scholarship offers in the near future. He picked up offers from Bowling Green and Toledo over the summer.
"It's starting to get rolling," Roback said. "I'm just hoping I can pick up these offers like some of the other quarterbacks in my grade are."
Roback is doing his part on the field, leading St. John's Jesuit to a 5-1 mark on the season by completing 66-of-92 passes for 973 yards and 12 touchdowns. He has also rushed for six additional scores.