Middlesboro quarterback among the best

In what appears to be a very strong class of quarterbacks early on, Chase Roark may have the best statistics of them all, statewide. The Middlesboro junior could be one of the most highly recruited players in Kentucky for 2012.

In what appears to be a very strong class of quarterbacks early on, Chase Roark may have the best statistics of them all, statewide. The Middlesboro junior could be one of the most highly recruited players in Kentucky for 2012.

Middlesboro High (Ky.) only went 4-6 last season, but it wasn't because of the performance of then sophomore quarterback Chase Roark. Roark threw for nearly 1800 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also ran for five more touchdowns. But Roark wants to do better.

"I think I did pretty good this past season," said Roark. "I want to get better at the running game. I am currently working with Donny Grigsby (Middlesboro High track coach) on speed work," said Roark. But it's clear where Roark's strengths lie on the field. "I would have to say the passing game. I did a decent job running the ball though," he continued.

Roark was productive enough to garner attention from several schools at this early point in his career.

"I've had several different letters," he said. "Some were from Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, UCLA and Marshall," he said. "But mostly I have heard from Vanderbilt and Marshall."

Roark hasn't attended any camps this spring, but he plans to camp at the University of Alabama next month. Last year he went to camp at the University of Florida, Football University and Topgun.

Roark will continue to work on his game this summer at the camps and on his own time. "My biggest goal this summer is to get faster and stronger for the next season and become state champions," he finished.

Scout Kentucky Preps will keep you updated on Roark's progress.


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