Roark meets with Callahan and Blake

The first lineman to commit to Nebraska under Coach Callahan for the 2004-05 season will always be Craig Roark. Roark, growing up in the Sooner Nation, will play for The Big Red for the next four to five years.

Last night Craig Roark hosted some very important visitors. Coach Bill Callahan and John Blake were in-house to meet with Craig and ended up meeting possibly two other Ada recruits.

"We talked about my future at Nebraska and how it looked for me. We talked about whether we thought I would redshirt and what position I will be playing," Roark said.

The offensive line showed concerns for not just this season, but for up-coming years. Is Roark going to be ready to play next year if called upon?

"I hope that I play next year. I am going to try my hardest and get ready for it. Coach Wagner says that I am coming in on the two-deep roster. He is planning on playing me."

And it's no wonder why Craig would get the shot next year. Craig finished up the year with 208 total pancakes on the season. In the last game he and his brother, Chad Roark, combined for 39 tackles out of 50 total defensive plays. Craig ended the game with 18 of the 39 tackles and with 14 pancakes.

Chad will finally get a chance to get his tape into the coaches hands when Craig takes his official to Nebraska in the coming weeks. The coaches have yet to review his brother's tape and there may be a reason to do so.

"I told the coaches that I am not going if Chad isn't going. I don't think that it is going to be an issue. I think that he will definitely get an offer. He had his best game of the year against Broken Arrow. They know that he is a player."

Another player that may have benefited from having the coaches watch film of Craig at the Roark residence is Kerry Williams. Kerry who stars at quarterback for Ada finished the year with 2400 yards rushing.

"The coaches wanted to meet him last night and Kerry came over the house. They were all here until 11:30 last night. They are talking about offering him a greyshirt. They need to go back and work it out and talk to the defensive backs coach."

Kerry is a true athlete and can play a number of different positions on both sides of the ball. He comes in at a shade over 5-foot-11 and at a solid 180 pounds.


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