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Roh names favorite

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For Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral's Jake Roh, it's a matter of 3-2-1. The linebacker/wide receiver holds three scholarship offers, he's planning to make two official visits and he has one team at the top.
His older brother plays at Michigan, but the Wolverines haven't involved themselves in the recruitment of the second Roh sibling. Instead, it's a school with signifcantly less football tradition that headlines the sweepstakes. Roh favors Duke, and it seems as though the Blue Devils will be the recipient of what could be the three-star athlete's final official visit.
"I'm going to visit Duke after the season for sure," Roh said. "And then, Arizona, I might try to schedule an official visit there during the season sometime. I'm not too worried about that right now, though. I'm trying to get my team together first."
Arizona is the clear No. 2 in Roh's recruitment. Colorado and Minnesota have started recruiting him in recent days, too. Both the Buffs and the Golden Gophers have requested senior-year film in an effort to decide whether or not to offer. But if either does, they'll be playing from behind.
"Duke is No. 1," Roh said, "Arizona is probably a close No. 2 right now.
His reasoning for the pecking order is simple.
"I love Arizona because I grew up here," he said. "What they're doing over there is really good. Rich Rodriguez is really changing that program around. And Duke, I mean, Coach (David) Cutcliffe is just a great guy. I think that says a lot about that program. I think it could be turned around if he gets some players."
A two-way player at Chaparral, Roh will likely end up as a linebacker or safety on the next level. He says Duke is recruiting him as a hybrid of the two.
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