Elite D-End Narrows Choices

The #8-ranked defensive end prospect in the country, 6-5, 225-pound Craig Roh from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral, has widdle down his list from over 30 scholarship offers to a lucky six potential schools...

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral defensive end Craig Roh (6-5, 225) sat down with his family and Firebirds head coach Charlie Ragle and narrowed his choices down from the 35 offers he has received.

Ragle informed Scout.com of the exclusive scoop.

In no particular order Ragle said that Roh's top five schools are: UCLA, Arizona State., Michigan, USC and Nebraska.

UCLA – "He's always dreamed about going to a school near the beach. He really liked Coach Neuheisel with his pro experience and they're a good academic school."

Arizona State - "He likes what the program is doing. He likes the new facilities and atmosphere. They have a top-notch business school."

Michigan – "He went to see them two times on vacation. He really liked the staff and the school."

USC - "He's really done the research on them. He's been to their camp and went on an unofficial visit."

Nebraska - "They really came on late, but are doing a solid job recruiting him. Craig wants to be coached from a technical standpoint and the Pelini brothers are as good as it gets."

Ragle added that the following three schools missed the cut, and considers them down but not out. Those three are Stanford, Cal and LSU.

When will Roh narrow his list again? Ragle replied "We're unsure that we are gonna narrow his list again. Probably after a few visits. We have a bye week during the season, and ASU, USC and UCLA aren't far away. But he has been to a lot of those schools already. His only top five school he hasn't been to is Nebraska."


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