"When I went for a visit there I loved it. I talked to coach Prince and coach Wallerstedt. I loved their mentality. They are tough, and they demand the best. I really loved that about them."
"They were the first D-I school to send me any letters. They stuck with me throughout high school. Their program is on the rise. The fans were great when I went to the Louisville game. I have always been a little bit of a K-State fan as well."
The Wildcat coaching staff made a strong impression on the big offensive lineman.
"When I talk to them they really seem like they care. That is what made me want to go there. It seemed liked they cared more than anyone else. I love coach Prince as the head coach because at one time he was an offensive line coach."
Roepke's only Division-I scholarship offer came from Kansas State, but he was receiving interest from several other schools as well.
Roepke stands 6-7, 298-pounds and was recruited to play offensive tackle.
Roepke scored a 21 on the ACT.