Versatile Prospect Holds Wake Offer

Athlete Matt Roark has several impressive offers, including one from Wake Forest. Is rising senior at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, GA interested in the Deacs?

At 6-6, 190 pounds and with good speed, Matt Roark is being recruited as a quarterback, wide receiver and an athlete, depending on what school you are talking about.

"I think I have a lot of versatility," said Roark. "Wake Forest wants me as a receiver, but others want me as a quarterback, and some just want to bring me in and see how I'd fit into the mix. Personally, I'd prefer receiver."

That's interesting, because Roark spent the majority of his time last year at quarterback and on defense. He passed for 756 yards and seven touchdowns and rushed for 1,055 yards and 18 scores behind center, and on defense he racked up 60 tackles with five interceptions. Given his frame and ability to get downfield, perhaps Roark knows his best potential is on the outside.

Roark has already visited or camped at Wake Forest, Duke, South Carolina, and most recently, Tennessee. He currently holds offers from Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Oregon and Wake Forest.

"There aren't really too many new schools getting involved, but I am interested in South Carolina and Tennessee. Basically it's the same schools that have been recruiting me for a while. I'd say they're all pretty even right now. I'm just trying to get around to as many schools as I can and learn a lot."

While he doesn't have a favorite, Wake Forest has as good a shot as anyone at this point.

"My trip to Wake Forest was a really good experience," he said. "I liked everything about it, and not just the football part. They do have a great program. I mean, they won the ACC last year. But with Wake it's also about the academics and the prestige of the school. The campus was really nice too. It's definitely a place I could see myself at."

Roark plans on camping at Georgia Tech on July 14. Initially he said he might make his decision at the end of the summer, but now says that he will wait a bit longer.

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