Catching Up with Brogan Roback

By Alex on February 23, 2012 at 6:00p
Roback has a cannonRoback attended OSU Junior Day on February 12

Quarterback will definitely be a position of focus in the class of 2013 for Ohio State and there are some very good players on Urban Meyer's big board both in the state of Ohio and on the national scene that could end up in Scarlet and Gray.

One of the many in a talented crop of Ohio signal callers is Brogan Roback of St. John's High School in Toledo. The 6-4/185 quarterback was recently named as a 4-star prospect by Rivals and was ranked at 189 in their Top 250. He had a sensational junior season in which he showed off his cannon arm to go along with good speed, as he was clocked at 4.64 seconds in the 40-yard dash at a combine this past January.

Roback doesn't hold an offer from Ohio State just yet, but he is definitely in the mix to be one of likely two quarterbacks to end up in the class of 2013. He was invited down to a Junior Day by the Buckeyes' staff and accepted the invitation for the weekend of February 12 and really enjoyed his time in Columbus.

We got the chance to catch up with the four-star prospect to hear the latest on his recruitment, how his visit to Ohio State went, what the future may hold, and more. Join us after the jump to hear the latest on Toledo St. John's star quarterback, Brogan Roback.

How did your junior season go? 

My junior year went pretty well. We didn't end up where I thought we would be though. I had high expectations with our team and we went 7-3, but didn't make the playoffs. 

How is recruiting going? What offers do you have at this time?

Recruiting is going well and things are starting to pick up now more than ever. I have two offers right now, from Toledo and Bowling Green.

Where are some of the places you have gone on visits? 

I have been to Michigan State numerous times, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio State, Cincinnati, and West Virginia. 

You went to OSU's junior day on February 12. What did you do while in Columbus and how did you enjoy the visit?

We met the coaches and saw all of the facilities while at the Junior Day. I liked it there and I liked the people surrounding the program as well.

What coaches did you get to sit down with and what did they tell you?

I got to talk to Coach Herman and also Coach Fickell. They said they have seen my film and that they like it a lot. They want to see my throw in person before deciding anything further.

What did you like most about your OSU visit? Do you plan to get back there at all?

I really just liked how things are changing around there for the better. I definitely plan to go back to Ohio State at some point soon.

When do you expect to make a college decision? Do you have a list of "top schools" at this point?

I don't really have a timeline right now for making my decision. If I had to make a top five list right now it would be, in no order, Michigan State, Ohio State, Iowa, Illinois, and Cincinnati.

What is most important to you when making your college decision?

The most important factor to me would be the people. You are surrounded by them for 4-5 years and it is a lifetime decision, so you want to make sure there are good people where you are going.

What are your strengths on the football field? What do you want to work on heading into your senior season?

I would say my accuracy, arm strength, and pocket presence are my strengths. I would like to get more into film study and slow the game down even more so it's easier to make plays.

Besides football what are your hobbies? What does Brogan Roback like to do off the field?

I like to play basketball and just hang out with my friends. I like to go support my school and the other sports teams as well.



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Normal Buck's picture

You guys are about to make my head explode with all this recruiting coverage. Incredible job, guys.

BuckPirate1981's picture

4.64 forty as a QB is just "good"? You're a hard man to please, Alex :]

BuiltfortheNuthouse's picture

Kid has a great arm.

" I went for two cause I couldn't go for three." 
-woody Hayes 

Bj Mullens over Sully's picture

Kid looks good, still personally want Zaire over anyone though =P

Favorite Buckeye: Obviously BJ Mullens

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703Buckeye's picture

Very impressive! Roback will definitely get an offer from Urban in the near future. This kid will only get faster, bigger, and smarter over the next year.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

ARMYBUCK's picture

I have to wonder, when making a highlight tape and its that short, is there a lowlight tape thats much longer.  Curious.  I did like the fact he hit his receivers in stride.  Just curious on this one.


Buckman's picture

His hilight tape is through which only gives a teaser video, and only coaches can see the longer highlight video.

I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.


TheHannimal's picture

We are...SJ
Go Titans! Go Bucks!

Poe McKnoe's picture

T-I-T A-N-S We are the Titans, oh yes, and we are the best.

ThirdLegLouie's picture

Like the kid's film but he's down the list IMO- Zaire, Hodges, Chapman

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

Maestro's picture

Not that he can do anything about it, but Brogan? 

vacuuming sucks

redcans's picture

Seems to be pretty interested in Sparty, based on the interview.

Alex's picture

I have a feeling right now he's in the Plan B group for OSU...if he doesn't get offered, MSU is probably the more realistic destination and I think he knows that

Nick's picture

a QB named Bro, I like it. 

Hillski17's picture

Brogan?  Seriously?  Shouldn't this kid be from San Diego instead of Toledo, Ohio?

"Rivalry adds so much to ones conquests [like beating Michigan. Annually]" -Louisa May Alcott

buckeyedude's picture

Would love to see a Toledo kid behind center for the Buckeyes. Coming from St. John's, I can almost guarantee there won't be any off the field issues with this kid, as St. John's seems to develop kids with high character.

He looks like he has a pretty good arm, and can run pretty good as well.



osutol's picture

How'd he do against the better competition in the TRAC? The teams from that video seem to be lesser opponents. He seems to be a talented QB.