What about Roback?

After offensive coordinator Matt Canada watched Toledo quarterback Brogan Roback throw, the first-year Wisconsin coach said the four-star passer was next in line to get an offer. But after Kevin Olsen committed elsewhere and two other QBs were offered, where does Roback stand with Wisconsin?

MADISON - From throwing for countless college coaches, turning in an impressive performance in the Elite 11 quarterback competition and visiting multiple college campuses, there isn't too much more that four-star St. Johns Jesuit (OH) quarterback Brogan Roback thinks he can do to impress people.

But with his offer list still stuck at four and none of the BCS quality, the 6-4, 180-pound Roback knows he can't avoid the questions about his offer list.

"I try not to worry about it, but it's definitely still there," Roback told Badger Nation. "It's frustrating when you know you've gone up against some guys that you feel you are better then, and they have all these big time offers and offers from schools that you like. I think it will all work out though, although it's kind of hard to get worked up about it."

Roback's numbers certainly are nothing to scoff at. He completed 98 of 178 passes for 1,800 yards and 15 touchdowns last season as a junior. He also earned Scout MVP honors at the Elite 11 quarterback completion in New York City over fellow four-star quarterback Kevin Olsen, who recently committed to Miami over Auburn and Wisconsin.

"I think (my performance) in New York definitely helped me," said Roback. "Competing against some of the top players in the country, I think I belong in that elite group. It was fun competing and succeeding in that environment. It makes me hungry to go out there every day and get after my goals."

Roback has thrown for coaches from Akron, Boston College, Indiana, Kent State, Kentucky, Miami (OH) and Wisconsin. He also visited Rutgers when he was out in New York and took a spring visit to Wisconsin in April.

Roback was told by Wisconsin offensive coordinator Matt Canada that he was the Badgers No.2 option following Olsen. Instead of the Badgers offering Roback after Olsen committed, Wisconsin has extended offers to four-star Kent (Ohio) quarterback TraVon Chapman and three-star Marietta (GA) quarterback Anthony Jennings.

"They told my coach before Olsen committed that they weren't going to wait on him, and they are supposed to be coming into my school soon," said Roback, who impressed Canada with his arm strength and his footwork. "I think I left a good impression on them.

"Wisconsin is a great place and it's one of my top schools by far. I have a good relationship with the coaches and Coach Bret Bielema and I got to know each other pretty well. I am hopeful that they will offer."

Roback visited Wisconsin on the third weekend of April and got to see how the coaching staff runs their program and get a tour of its facilities.

"That trip told me a lot about them," said Roback. "I got to sit down with Coach Bielema and Coach Canada and here what they had to say and check out the new things. I'm glad that I went there and they could put a face with the name. I think it helped with them getting to know what type of guy they are recruiting. I hope it gives me an edge."

Roback said Rutgers could be his first BCS offer and could come as early as this week, according to his coach. Roback also said he plans to throw for Oklahoma State coaches this week, and hopes he doesn't have to wait long to add a big offer to his list that included Bowling Green, Miami, Ohio and Toledo.

"It is that underdog mentality and people not knowing what to expect from me," said Roback, who plans to have a limited camp schedule this summer. "I have to keep showing up and competing, like I did in New York. I surprised a lot of coaches with my throwing, so (the doubt) helps me in the weight room with some motivation."


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