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Juco OL racking up offers

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Garden City (Kan.) Garden City C.C. offensive tackle Zach Roth proved this season that he not only is a good football player, but one of the best in the Kansas Jayhawk Conference.
The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder went from a virtual unknown to one of the league's best without question.
"It was my first year on the offensive line, but it felt like I got better every game," he said.
"I got first-team all-conference and I was in the top 15 players in the conference out of everybody, including quarterbacks and running backs. Then my coach said I'm pretty much guaranteed to be an all-American. I'll find that out in a couple weeks for sure.""
And with the success on the field now coming, success is also coming off the field with recruiting attention.
"I've been talking a lot with Kansas State, Kansas, Middle Tennessee State, Marshall, New Mexico and TCU so far," Roth said. "I've got offers from New Mexico, TCU, Florida International and Middle Tennessee."
"I've only set up one visit so far on Dec. 7 to TCU."
He hopes that won't be his only visit.
"I'm more than likely going to visit Oklahoma State," Roth said. "My coach is talking to Kansas for me so I'll probably take a visit there, too. Then a couple other schools from the Big 12 like Iowa State and Colorado are interested;
"I'm going to try and get all my visits done by the end of January so by the time signing day gets here I'll know what I'm going to do."
At this point, Roth said he's got a good group of favorites.
"Right now TCU, Oklahoma State, Marshall and Kansas State are up there," he said. "And Kansas has been sending me a lot of letters, but if they start calling they'll be in top five."
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