Toledo (Ohio) St. John's four-star quarterback Brogan Roback has impressed everywhere he has been the last year, but the BCS scholarship offers have not followed. With summer approaching, Roback will work summer camps and prior relationships to earn that next offer.
"I know this weekend I am going to Indiana," Roback said. "Coach [Kevin] Johns saw me throw in school and he wants me to throw the head coach now. He told [St. John's coach] that if I come out and throw for them they will probably offer."
The relationship between Roback, the nation's No. 11 pro-style quarterback, and Indiana has been on-going for several months and was strengthened by a visit in April.
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"I went there for a spring practice and got to see their facilities, see what it is like outside of just the basketball there," Roback said. "The facilities are great, like any other program, which is a good thing. It shows the school cares about their football program. I think Coach Johns is a good coach and a lot of people at Indiana say he will be a head coach soon."
The other school with which Roback has felt positive vibes is Rutgers. His relationship with the Scarlet Knights has grown since an April visit to the school.
"When I went to New York for the Elite 11 I went down and visited them," Roback said. "I talked to Coach [Rob] Spence, and he used to coach at Toledo. We got to sit down with him and build a relationship with him, which was great. There facilities were more than I expected - they were wonderful, to be honest. It is the Big East, so you have to bring it every week."
Roback has had detailed conversations with the Rutgers coaching staff about the possibility of a scholarship offer, and knows they are waiting to hear word from another quarterback prospect before making a move in his direction.
"If he doesn't commit, then they are going to offer me," Roback said. "Even if he does commit they still might offer because he said something about maybe taking two quarterbacks."
Schools like Oklahoma State and Iowa also came through to watch Roback throw this spring, but both have since picked up quarterback commits. Wisconsin and Kentucky are two more schools that were at Roback's throwing sessions and have not picked up quarterbacks yet. Where he will camp after Indiana, though, remains to be seen. He is still discussing those plans with his family and coaches.
The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Roback has picked up offers from MAC programs Bowling Green, Buffalo, Miami (Ohio), Ohio and Toledo.