Roark Has Three Favorites

Recruiting has slowed down in recent weeks for athlete Matt Roark but that has not stopped him from narrowing things down. Over the past few weeks, Roark has picked three favorites.

The 6-6, 190-pound prospect from North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, GA has not permanently narrowed his list, but three are sticking out.

"I'd say the three main ones right now are Kentucky, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech," said Roark. "That could change but that's just where things are at this point.

"Georgia Tech is right down the street and it would be convenient for my family to come and see me play. I haven't got up to Kentucky yet this summer but that's something I've been trying to do. My family is from Kentucky so that's something I think about. My mom went to school there and my dad (Ray Gover) played up there. Wake Forest seems like they need someone to come in and help them out early on. Plus there's lot that comes with a degree from Wake Forest."

Other schools still involved include Oregon, UAB and South Florida.

"Oregon is just always a school I've followed," he said. "I've watched them on TV whenever I can. UAB was the first school to offer me so that meant a lot. I've been to Birmingham in the past and I like it down there. South Florida has a program that's on the rise, and I definitely wouldn't have a problem going to school in Florida."

While it may seem location would favor Georgia Tech and family ties would help Kentucky, Roark said the decision is his to make.

"My mom has pretty much stayed out of it entirely," he said. "She helps me out when I need it, but she doesn't getting too involved in all. She doesn't want to influence my decision one way or another."

This summer Roark camped at Tennessee and South Carolina, and said he would be interested in both schools if they were to offer a scholarship. He recently returned with his North Cobb squad from a 7 on 7 passing tournament in Houston, and his team camp will begin soon.

Georgia Tech is recruiting Roark as an athlete, Tennessee and Kentucky are recruiting him as a quarterback, and Wake Forest and the others would like him to play wide receiver. Roark said he would prefer to play receiver at the college level. He plans on announcing his decision during his senior season.

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