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A multi-talented athlete out of Waverly (OH), junior David Roback's impressive camp schedule has seen him get offered as a running back, a tight end and an athlete. One place Roback thought he was going to get an offer from was Wisconsin, but the Badgers have yet to give him a response.

MADISON - Junior quarterback Derek Roback has been getting various offers from different schools and each school likes him at a different position. While he has not received a formal offer from Wisconsin, Roback remains interested in playing there.

Despite having an impressive camp at Wisconsin, so good in fact that he thought an offer was coming, the interest from the other side of the fence hasn't been returned.

"I really like the school and the team," Roback told Badger Nation. "I was supposed to talk to Coach Rudolph (UW's tight end coach) after camp concluded and I left a bunch of messages and voicemails. I still haven't received a call back from anybody. I think they've moved on, which stinks, but it is part of the process I guess."

Roback has received offers from Harvard, Bowling Green, Ball State, Marshall, Miami (OH), Ohio and Toledo. Ball State is recruiting Roback for the H-back/TE position while Miami (OH) is recruiting him at his natural position, which is quarterback. The other schools are recruiting Roback as an athlete.

Although his previous season was disappointing from a team perspective, as Waverly (OH) High School finished 4-6, Roback personally ended the season with 1,581 yards passing and threw 21 touchdowns, and additionally rushed for 480 yards and four touchdowns.

This past off-season, Roback already attended 10 camps - Ball State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Colorado and Wisconsin to name a few - in hopes of not only helping improves his overall game, but two certain aspects of his game.

"I've been working to improve on my consistency/accuracy along with tightening my mechanics," said Roback.

While he doesn't have any visits lined up right now, Roback is favoring Ball State and Toledo with Harvard being a close third. Roback has his reasons why those three schools are at the top of his list.

"It's the campus mainly," Roback said. "I want to attend a school where if the football aspect doesn't work out for me I will still be happy. I also get along really well with each of the coaching staffs."

Roback plans to make a decision sometime this month so he can put it behind him and put his main focus back on his team, in hopes of having a successful senior year on and off the field.


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