Junior to watch - Andrew Roof

Andrew Roof is a 6-4, 305-pound OL/DL prospect from Spokane (Wash.), and Roof recently went cross-state to see how things are done on the west side of the state. With heavy interest from both Washington and Washington State, Roof just might get his wish to play in-state. The question remains - which team will win out?

"I'm pretty open right now but I really like Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Montana and Arizona State," Roof told Dawgman.com. "But I don't want to go too far away and I do want to go to a bigger university."

Andrew was all-league last year on both offense and defense. Does he prefer one side over the other? "I like offense more," he said. "I like running over people. That's what football is all about, right?"

The East Valley coaches came up with something similar to a pancake block. They call it a 'hashmark'. "It's where we hit our guy and drive them straight backwards and put them on their back," Roof said. "They only count them during wins."

He had 19 in 4 games.

Roof claims a 5.28 electronic 40 and a 28-inch vertical leap. His lifting mark are incredible, including 4 reps of 345 pounds in the power clean, a 655-pound squat and also a 310 bench ('I hurt my wrist a couple of months ago, so I really haven't been able to do it.').

With his size and numbers backing him up, Andrew only needs to do one thing on the field. "I don't talk," he said. "I figure I do my talking through intimidation and kicking their butts. But I can get fired up." He said that the best player he went up against last year was Central Valley's Craig Kent.

He also considers himself a two-sport athlete, also competing in track. His PR's in the shot and discus are 55'5" and 168'9", respectively. "I know my focus in college will be football, but I would like to do both sports in college," Roof said. "I consider myself to be a two-sport athlete."

So how about the recruiting process? "I'm letting the process come to me," Andrew said, and why not? He's already getting letters from Oregon, Nebraska, Arizona State, Washington, Washington State, Montana, Boise State, Stanford and California and was also invited to junior days at Oregon, Arizona State and Washington State.

But it was Washington's junior day that drew his attention. "I did visit Washington's junior day because Keith Gilbertson send me a hand-written letter to come over to see them," Andrew said. "It was the first time going over there and I was very impressed. Just being on the field was awesome and seeing all the weight room records too.

"I think watching the one-on-ones was the best. That's the whole basis of football to me. It fired me up watching those guys get after it. I could see myself doing that."

Roof doesn't have any offers as of yet, but that is sure to change in the near future. He will be going to the Oregon Nike camp and will also be splitting time between Washington and Washington State's summer camps.

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