Three vists left for Brian Roche

4-star offensive lineman Brian Roche, who visited Louisville in mid-December, has narrowed his list down to six schools.

The once Rutgers commit, Brian Roche is slowly narrowing his list of schools under consideration. The 4-star offensive lineman prospect from Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey, who has already made official trips to Michigan State and Louisville, has future dates with NC State and Notre Dame.

"I didn't go anywhere this weekend, so I'm just relaxing," Roche said on Saturday afternoon. "I'm going to NC State next weekend and then Notre Dame on the 28th. I'm going to chose between Georgia Tech and Florida for my last visit."

This week Roche has welcomed coaches from Notre Dame, Louisville, Georgia Tech, Connecticut, NC State and others to his home or at school.

"There were so many that came by this week that I probably couldn't remember them all," Roche said. "Coach Wolthausen and Coach Summers from Louisville were here. Coach Summers brought a lot of stuff with him like their play cards and things showing how well they were prepared for their games this year. I like that kind of stuff because it makes my job easier."

One school that appears to no longer be under consideration is the one that the 6-foot-5, 280-pound lineman verbally committed to July.

"Rutgers is still recruiting me, but I'm officially de-committed from them," explained Roche. "I'm not looking at them anymore. It's just not a place that I'm looking to go to."

What he is looking for is stability and success in a program.

"I'm looking for a good program because I don't like to lose," said Scout.com's 37th-rated offensive lineman. "I want to go to a program that will win conference championships and go to BCS bowls because that is what is all about."

"The coaching staff is very important to me too," continued Roche. "It's important that they stay there and that we work together well and that when I have a problem that I'm comfortable going in and talking with them."

All of the schools under consideration appear to have made a strong impression with Roche.

"There are different things with all the schools that I have liked. When I take my visits I just try to take everything in and see what the school is like. I like them all right now."

The 11th-rated player in New Jersey also isn't sure when he will make his college decision known.

"I'm not sure when I'll do that," Roche said. "When I figure out where I'm going to go then I'll start thinking about that."


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