Arizona TE Talks Duke

Jake Roh (6'3, 205, TE) is one player in 2013 with an early scholarship offer.

Arizona tight end Jake Roh had an extremely productive junior season, which has helped him garner attention from college coaches across the country. Playing wide receiver for his high school team, Roh had over 900 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns this past season.

His production on the gridiron has led to him receiving three early scholarship offers from BCS programs. Roh currently hold offers from Arizona, Duke and Oregon State.

The Blue Devils were Roh's most recent offer, and the 6-3 prospect says that his relationship with the Duke coaching staff started in a very unusual manner.

"The first time that I started talking to Duke was after my high school's game against Notre Dame on ESPN," Roh said. "They saw me play and they made a call asking for my transcripts and stuff. We just started talking from there. I ran into them not too long ago and we just talked. They are nice and I like those guys over there."

Roh has not taken any visits since the conclusion of his junior season, but he has started making initial plans for a bevy of trips before the start of his senior season. He says that he would like to make Durham one of the stops on his tour.

Although it is difficult for Roh to watch Duke games due to the fact that he lives in Arizona, he has read some good things about Duke's offensive system.

"I've been researching it a little bit here and there. I know they like to throw the ball a lot, which is a good thing."

Roh says that he his inability to get out and see different college programs has made it difficult for him to comprise a list of early favorites. Regardless, Roh says he knows what he is looking for out of a college program.

"I am looking for a place where I have a good relationship with the coaches, and just a place where I feel comfortable in the environment. I really am open to any location, but it is mostly the place where I fit in best with the football program."


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