Waverly (Ohio) quarterback Derek Roback has five offers on the table, and is looking to add more by hitting the road this summer. Ohio, Bowling Green, Toledo, Ball State, and Miami of Ohio have offered the 6-foot-3 quarterback.
"I don't really have any favorites out of those offers," Roback said. "I have been to all the campuses except Ball State. So I am going there this Friday to see campus more than anything. But, I don't have any favorites to tell you the truth. They are all pretty similar."
Roback will work out at Ball State for their camp. After that, he heads to Cincinnati on June 15th, Boston College on the 17th, Colorado on the 19th, and Wisconsin on the 22nd.
"I think Cincinnati is close to offering, and Wisconsin too," Roback stated. "Those are probably the two closest if I had to guess. I think going to their camps will help me. Those are the two I really like. I also like Colorado. Really, the four that I am going to are the schools that I really like and hope to get offers from. I don't know how I would narrow it down from there, I like all of them."
Roback has played just one season at quarterback for Waverly High School. As a sophomore, he backed up class of 2008 New Mexico State signee Trevor Walls. Roback's contributions were at wide receiver and safety.
"I did not think the offers would happen. I was very surprised. I am really happy now. It was stressful at first, I didn't have any offers. Coaches wanted to see more because I had only played quarterback one year. But Ohio offered first, then the four others came."
Roback camped three days in a row last weekend, performing at Indiana on Friday, the Champaign NIKE camp on Saturday, and at Central Michigan on Sunday. That experience will help him manage his busy slate, and his busy arm, the second half of June.
"Trying to eat right is important. That helps a lot with recovery. It is tough though. The camps this weekend were three straight days. The ones coming up I will have a day of rest in between. By the time I got to day three, I was done."
Derek is a 4.0 student. He passed for nearly 1600 yards last season, and 21 touchdowns. He added nearly 500 yards on the ground, and another four scores.