Jake Roh went to Arizona State's recent junior day and was thoroughly impressed by the new coaching staff and he was another local prospect who noticed how aggressive the new coaching staff is with in-state players.
The Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral athlete said he likes Arizona State but he has not received an offer yet. So far, Arizona, Duke and Oregon State have offered Roh, who finished with 49 receptions for 922 yards and 17 touchdowns last season for one of Arizona's top programs.
"It was really good down there," Roh said. "I was really impressed. They're building some new facilities which are going to look really nice. In football, their offense is unreal and they're going to do some good stuff.
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"They've definitely really changed the way they're recruiting compared to the old coaches. There is just more effort. You can even ask the other in-state kids. They're going after us really hard and they're trying to show us it's the place to be and getting us to stay here."
Arizona State continues to show interest in Roh, who said he plans to visit UCLA by the end of March and could also attend Cal's junior day. The Sun Devils like the Scottsdale Chaparral recruit at the halfback position but could use him on either offense or defense as well.
Since it's still so early in his recruitment, Roh said no favorites have emerged and he plans to take his time. Many other programs are showing interest so Roh isn't in any rush to make his decision.
There are many connections to Arizona but Roh said he doesn't want to name any leaders until he sees some more schools.
"I think it's way too early," Roh said. "I really want to get out and see most of these places before I start naming favorites."