Coach McHale Makes A Special Trip

Florida State offensive line coach Mark McHale is on mission to assemble one of the best lines in the country. Last week, he flew to different parts of the country to visit the schools of top blockers. In the middle of last week, he made a special stop to Ada (OK).


"Coach McHale was at my school last week and he spent all day there," Chad Roark, a 6-foot-3 and 285 pound center/guard prospect, said. "He's a great guy and he reminds me of my high school offensive line coach."

Has the special attention paid off for the new Seminole offensive line coach?

"Florida State is still my clear leader," Roark said. "If some schools like Oklahoma, Oklahoma State or Nebraska offered, I would give them consideration because they are close to home. However, distance doesn't matter."

Coach McHale has made it quite clear that he is a big-fan of offensive lineman who also wrestles in high school and Roark is exactly that.

"I didn't wrestle this year but as a sophomore I was 36-3," he said. "If I didn't get hurt, I would have probably been a state champion. I won't wrestle as a senior because I'm going to graduate early."

Coach McHale has yet to make his one phone call allowed in May to the Oklahoma standout.

"Coach McHale told me he was going to call on May 31st because he wanted to be the last person to call me in May," he said.

This summer, Roark will most likely take a few unofficial visits and Tallahassee is one of his likely destinations.

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