But the decision hasn't been an easy one for Roper. In fact, Brad Roper, the players father, said Sunday afternoon that his son was still grappling with his options. Sunday morning, Roper called and spoke with Louisville coach Bobby Petrino. He also tried to get in touch with Oregon coach Mike Belloti.
"He talked with Coach Petrino this morning," Roper's father told InsideTheVille.com. "He still has some questions. He's at the Governor's Mansion today with his church choir. And he'll try to call Coach Belloti later."
Both Louisville and Oregon like to throw the football around, and either school would be a good fit for the strong-armed Roper. In fact, Roper's father said both schools have much in common, and that's the reason his son is having a hard time making his decision.
"They're both great picks if you're a quarterback," Roper's father said. "He likes both head coaches. Both programs are college towns without pro teams, and they both have quarterback-friendly offenses with good skill players around them. They're both very similar, and we never thought making a decision would be this tough."
Might distance play a factor?
"That's not a huge factor for Justin, but it might be for his mom," Roper said. "But we've told him he has to make the best decision for him regardless how far he goes away to school."
Roper declined to name a leader when asked if either Louisville or Oregon held an edge, but he did say his son is ready to put his recruitment behind him.
"He would like to be done with it," Roper said.