4-star offensive lineman sets official visit

Despite a verbal commitment to Rutgers in July, offensive lineman Brian Roche, a member of Scout.com's East Hot 100, will join teammates Darius Mann and Corey Wootton on an official visit to U of L on December 17th.

Brian Roche will be busy this week practicing with his Don Bosco Prep teammates in preperation for the State Championship showdown with Bergen Catholic, but the 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive lineman will also be busy considering future official visits.

The 4-star prospect committed to Rutgers in early July, but he recently made the decision to visit a few other schools before making a final decision.

"Right now I'm not officially decommitted," Roche told Inside the Ville. "I've just decided that I needed to shop myself around right now."

One school that Roche has developed high interest in is Louisville, partly because of his discussions with U of L commit Darius Mann and also due to the strong season that the Cardinals are having.

"Darius keeps telling me how nice of place it was when he went there earlier this year and obviously it's an all-around good program," said Roche. "They are having a great season."

Roche recently scheduled an official trip to Louisville for the weekend of December 17th and will join Mann, along with another teammate, lineman Corey Wootten and Bergen Catholic prospect Brian Cushing.

"It's a pretty cool thing to be able to go visit with those guys," Roche said. "I'm looking forward to seeing it for myself."

In addition to Louisville, Roche also said that he'll make an official visit to Notre Dame and is also considering Wisconsin, Purdue, Maryland, NC State, Virginia Tech and others.

However, Louisville seemed to score some points with Roche, who claims over 40 scholarship offers, on Saturday prior to the Cardinals game against Cincinnati.

"Coach Wolthausen called me from the tunnel just before they were going to go out on the field for the game on Saturday," Roche explained. "That was pretty cool. I've also talked with Coach Petrino and the offensive line coach, Coach Summers. They are all good guys."

Roche did say however, that he intends to take all five of his official visits prior to making a final decision and will likely announce near signing day.

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