Few players in recent years, have had such a meteoric rise on the recruiting scene, as four-star weak side defensive end, Craig Roh (6-5, 235, 4.7) from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral. It wasn't too long ago that his scholie tally was a big net zero and now in less than a half of year, Roh now has something in the area of 35-plus offers.
Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Florida State Miami, Virginia Tech, Michigan, and Notre Dame are just a partial list of the quality schools that would love for Roh to attend their school on their dime to play football.
For the most part, Roh is being recruited for his talents as a defensive end, but there are some schools that are recruiting him as an athlete meaning they think that Roh could end up playing tight end or defensive end.
Does Roh plan to taper his college list down anytime soon?
"I'm thinking about narrowing things down, but I still have some more research to do," Roh said. "I am going to do so very soon."
One school that has a very good chance at making the cut is USC where he had a nice showing recently at the USC Rising Stars Camp.
"I was very impressed with USC's camp," Roh said. "It was like two-a-days."
"We would practice for about two hours in the morning and then come for another two hours in the afternoon," Roh said. "Then at around 5:00 PM, we would play Trojan ball."
"They coach you up really well at USC," Roh said. "They yell at you and everything, but then they pat you on the back."
"I just went on vacation to Michigan for a vacation and while there I checked out the University of Michigan," Roh said. "The school is pretty nice."
"I was also impressed with UCLA, but I still need to sit down with my Dad before I narrow things down, but those three schools have a pretty good chance of making the list."
"I'm really grateful for the way things have gone for me with my recruitment," Roh said. "I didn't even have one offer five months ago and since then things have really snowballed. I'm just really grateful."
Just for the curious the Oklahoma Sooners were the first school to offer Roh.
As a junior, Roh earned 4A all-state, all-district and all-region after accounting for 100 tackles and 13.5 sacks.
The scouting report on Roh is he has a great motor and is extremely explosive off the ball. He's very coachable and is a student of the game. He is also outstanding student in the classroom as well.