Oklahoma Standout Visits Noles

This past weekend Florida State got an unofficial visit from an offensive lineman from Ada (OK). The 6-foot-3 and 285 pound standout has also unofficially visited Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A &M and Nebraska. Did the Noles offer?

"I liked my Florida State visit better than any of them because of the atmosphere," Chad Roark said. "I got to meet Coach McHale and Coach Bowden. They said I could get early playing time. They couldn't offer me on campus but said if I called them tonight there would be a 99 % chance that I would be offered. I called tonight and Coach McHale offered."

Roark also visited Florida over his spring break.
I loved my visit to Florida," he said. "Urban Myer is so done to earth. They told me that they will offer anywhere from 12 to 16 offensive lineman and they will try and sign four or five of them. They said I was in their top ten."

The Oklahoma standout is the brother of Craig Roark who signed with Nebraska's 2005 class.

"I'm going to attend the Nebraska spring game," he said. "However, they signed two players already at my position."

Roark, who is an excellent student, will graduate high school in December and he will enroll in a college in January.

"My brother committed in June and he regretted not going on any official visits," he said. "I'm going to try and take an official visit to Florida State for the Miami game and I want to go to the Florida and Florida State game. I'll probably make a decision after all of my visits."

As a junior, Roark recorded 117 tackles and five sacks. On offense he was credited with 45 pancake blocks with limited snaps.

Roark has been offered a scholarship by LSU, Colorado State, and Iowa State.

"Most schools are recruiting me as a center or guard," he said.

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