2016 Los Angeles Valley CB Emmanuel Roker recently hauled in an offer from Alabama State

2016 Los Angeles Valley CB Emmanuel Roker (6-2, 200) recently hauled in an offer from Alabama State and he updated us on his recruitment as well as what makes him so good at what he does on the football field...

"I just got my first offer from Alabama State," Emmanuel Roker told JCFootball.com recently. "UTEP is on my pretty heavy and I think they're pretty close to offering. UTSA is also talking to me and so is Purdue.

"I'm just being patient with my recruiting. Things will hopefully pick up as more schools get to see what I can do."

What Roker can do is lock down one side of the field with his long arms, good speed and ball instincts.

"I can play both man-to-man and zone, but I prefer man just because that's my mindset," Roker noted. "I would rather lock on to my guy and shut him down the whole game or challenge him and make it a hard throw for the quarterback every time.

"This offseason I worked on my man-coverage just making me a better man-to-man corner and also just working on my breaks and angles. I emphasized that a lot. I also wanted to work on my hips and flipping them better and breaking down on a comback route or flip my hips and down down to make the tackle."

So far this season, while helping to lead the Monarchs to a 5-2 record, Roker has 20 tackles, 1.5 tackles-for-loss, two pass breakups and he also blocked a field goal attempt as well.

As a prep at Boyd Anderson High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Roker was a highly sought-after prospect with offers from Tennessee, Florida International, Georgia Southern, Florida Atlantic, Penn State and Marshall, but he was unable to get qualified until very late in the recruiting process, so he decided to go the JUCO route and he opted to follow a former coach all the way across the country to Valley.

"Our former head coach Juan Navarro recruited me to come to Valley after I realized I had to come to JC because I didn't qualify in time and lost all of my offers," Roker said.

He is set to get his two-year degree in the spring, but because he actually did end up qualifying out of high school, he can leave in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.


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