Brogan Roback, a tall pocket passer with interest from a number of BCS schools, made his second trip of the season to Morgantown last weekend. He previously attended the LSU game, and found much to his liking at the WVU campus.
"The fans are crazy. It's a real college football atmosphere and a college town. It was loud, and there weren't any dead moments. It was everything you can ask for."
On his visit, Roback took in the Mountaineer Mantrip players' walk, received a tour of the Puskar Center and had several chances to visit with quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital.
"I got to talk to Coach Spav several times," he said. "He and I have built a really good relationship. We talk a lot, and we're getting to know each other really well."
West Virginia, like the other BCS schools on Roback's list, has yet to offer a scholarship, but the junior signalcaller thinks that is just a matter of time.
"West Virginia said the only thing holding up an offer is that they want to see me throw in person. A lot of the other schools want to wee my junior film. I've put together that and have sent them out, and I'm doing a junior highlight film too. I think a lot of schools are close to offering."
That list is a good one. In addition to offers from Toledo and Bowling Green, Roback has interest from Michigan, Kentucky, Iowa, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Cincinnati. He has either visited, or plans to visit, all of those schools for games this year. He'll likely follow that up next summer with some camp visits, specifically to those schools that are showing the most interest.
A pocket passer with good mobility, Roback has completed 98 of 178 throws for 1800 yards and 15 touchdowns. He's added 620 rushing yards and another eight scores on the ground on a combination of called runs and quarterback scrambles, but considers aspects of the passing game as his best attributes.
"I have good pocket awareness, and I think I've improved a lot from last year to this year in reading defenses," he said. "I am seeing things better."
While a college decision is still a long way off, Roback has some criteria in mind.
"The people add the coaching staff are going to be really important," he said. "It has to be a place where you can spend your next four or five years with guys you can relate to. You have to be able to fit in, and have an offense that allows you to be successful."