Brian Roche (OL, 6'5"-285lbs) from Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, New Jersey is one of the most highly recruited players in the state of New Jersey. His athleticism, footwork, and quickness are some of the biggest reasons why over 40 schools have offered him full scholarships to their university. Some of the schools to offer Roche a scholarship are Notre Dame, Stanford, Syracuse, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Miami, Michigan State, and Boston College.
However, after a visit to Rutgers and a personal tour of the facilities by Head Coach Greg Schiano, it is now a two school race. Roche states that it is now between Miami and his state university, Rutgers. This change of heart was a result of the heart to heart conversations with Coach Schiano, which made him feel comfortable with the program and the coach. He also feels that he has an opportunity to play earlier at Rutgers and be a part of something special in his home state. His family and friends would also like to see him play closer to home at Rutgers. However, he stated that he will do what is best for him.
Roche stated that, besides Rutgers, Miami has been recruiting him the hardest and he wants to attend a school where he feels wanted. He also likes the fact they are a national power and have had great success in recent years. Former Rutgers assistant Mario Cristobal, now the Miami TE coach, is recruiting him for the 'Canes. Roche has built a good relationship with Cristobal. Therefore, it will be a battle for the standout lineman's services.
Like any standout, Roche has set goals for himself. One of these goals is to become a College Football All-American. After his visit to Miami on July 17th, he will know if it is at Rutgers or Miami.
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