The Buffalo Bills' latest recruiting trip was a 15-minute drive north.
Scout.com's Chris Steuber is reporting that Buffalo had a scout on hand for the University of Buffalo's 27-24 loss to Ohio Tuesday night. The hometown Bulls nearly overcame a 21-7 deficit to win. Not a ton of future NFL talent was on display, but there is one player the Bills were certainly scoping out -- wide receiver Naaman Roosevelt. The Bills have seen the playmaking wideout grow up in their own backyard, from St. Joe's quarterback to future NFL wideout.
After a lowly two-catch effort last week against Bowling Green, Roosevelt exploded for 165 yards on eight receptions with three touchdowns against Ohio. He nearly brought the Bulls all the way back single-handedly. He definitely left UB fans with a bang on senior night
On the season, Roosevelt has 954 yards and nine scores. Steuber ranks Roosevelt as the seventh-best wide receiver on his big board. It's a meteoric rise for the former high school quarterback What began as a chic experiment more than anything evolved into a NFL prospect. Roosevelt has loads of untapped potential that any NFL would love to mold.
After staying home for college, maybe Roosevelt does the same for his next leap.
Small schools are the theme for Buffalo. Steuber has learned the team will be on hand for the James Madison-Massachusetts game this weekend. Stay tuned for more scouting updates as the weekend approaches.