Roche Nearing Decision?

Ramsey, N.J. offensive lineman Brian Roche is getting closer to making his decision. Two schools stand out to Roche at this point, and a host of others are in a second pack. When will Roche be deciding? Where do the Irish stand with Roche?

Brian Roche says he has two clear leaders at this point. "Miami and Rutgers are my top two," said Roche. "I feel the most comfortable with those two. Both schools have really made the effort and have really impressed me. I've formed the best relationships with both staffs so far so I feel most comfortable with both."

The Irish remain in a second tier of schools. "Notre Dame is still under consideration," said Roche. "They are in the next group of about five schools."

Roche said he never took his unofficial visit to Notre Dame he had planned. "I didn't go to Notre Dame," he said. "I just felt I had a better relationship with the others."

Roche says he could decide at any time. "I'll decide as soon as I know for sure," said Roche. "It can get kind of hectic. I'd like to take the pressure off myself and just focus on my season, but I want to be 100 percent sure before I make my decision."

Comments: It sounds like Roche is down to Miami and Rutgers at this point and in decision mode. We don't think the Irish will be a factor for him. Best of luck to Brian on his final choice as he's always been very honest with Irish Eyes and we appreciate that. Top Stories