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Midwest QB visits Madison

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Toledo (Ohio) St. John's class of 2013 quarterback Brogan Roback has been busy making the rounds with Midwest programs this fall. On Saturday, his travels took him to Madison to see Wisconsin play host to Penn State.
"It was my first time being there, but my parents have been there numerous times," Roback said. "Their best friends live in Madison and are season ticket holders there so they kind of knew what to expect and they were filling me in beforehand.
"They said their fans are probably one of the craziest you'll see at a college stadium. I got to witness that at the end of the third quarter when they did their "Jump" chant."
The 6-4, 190-pound Roback was also impressed with the scenery at Camp Randall, and the way the Badgers ran their offense in a 45-7 win over Penn State.
"It's a different kind of setting in there. The stadium is beautiful," Roback said. "I just liked the way they ran the ball to open up the passing game and Montee Ball played well, obviously, with four touchdowns."
Roback and his parents arrived at the stadium early enough on game day to have a pre-game chat with the Wisconsin coaching staff.
"I talked to coach Delvaughn Alexander for about 45 minutes before the game," Roback said. 'He sat down with my mom, my dad and I and we just talked about my season, and asked how their season was going.
"The coaches wanted me to stay after the game, but we had to leave at the end of the third quarter. They said the coach wants to see me throw in front of them, so I will probably be making another trip to Madison some time soon."
Roback had previously made recruiting visits to Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State and West Virginia this fall. He ranks his impression of Wisconsin among the best thus far.
"I think it is pretty high along with West Virgina, Iowa and Michigan State," Roback said. "Those schools are pretty high right now."
One last game day visit will be taken before Roback closes out his game day visits this fall. He will travel to Cincinnati this weekend to see the Bearcats play host to UConn.
"Cincinnati has seen me throw and they've been to my practice before," Roback said. "I've talked to Coach [Steve] Stripling two or three times already on the phone, so we'll see where that goes."
Roback's next chance to show off his skill set on a big stage will be at the U.S. Army All-American Junior Combine in San Antonio, Tex., this January.
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