Roth headed east for camps

East Grand Rapids (Mich.) quarterback spending late June on an Ivy League swing with hopes of an offer to play in the conference will come from it.

With a long lacrosse playoff run, East Grand Rapids quarterback Mikey Roth had a late start to his summer camp season.

He kicked it off with Sound Mind Sound Body and Michigan State in mid-June, but has East Coast plans coming soon.

"I'll be camping at Penn, Harvard, Yale and Brown at the end of this month and going out there," Roth said. "I've talked to them and they all say they are pretty interested in me."

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound senior quarterback said he is hoping one of the Ivy League schools will come through with an opportunity for him.

"You always try to use your gifts to propel you to places you wouldn't really imagine going," he said. "For me to get into an Ivy League would mean the world to me."

As he hits the camp circuit and gets back into the swing of the summer football routine, he said there are a few specific areas he is hoping to improve most.

"I want to improve on my footwork," he said. "I always think as a quarterback you can improve your feet. I also think consistency on my ball flight since getting back from my collarbone injury and getting my throwing motion down again. I just want to perfect it."

He also is eager to get back on the field for a full season with his team for one final time, hoping for better results than last year.

"I'm super hungry," he said. "It's my senior year and I played really three games last year and it was a big bummer for me and the team. We went 5-4 and lost four games with two on the last play of the game and two in overtime.

"We are really hungry."

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