Waverly junior Roback on major college recruiting radar

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Waverly junior Derek Roback is quickly becoming a hot recruiting commodity

The southern part of the Buckeye State is not known as a must stop for
college recruiters. However more than a few will make their way to
that part of the state over the next year or two.

Waverly, Ohio, junior Derek Roback is the reason. Roback is an
outstanding athlete who is receiving mail from some of the country’s
top college football programs.


The southern part of the Buckeye State is not known as a must stop for college recruiters. However more than a few will make their way to that part of the state over the next year or two.

Waverly, Ohio, junior Derek Roback is the reason. Roback is an outstanding athlete who is receiving mail from some of the country’s top college football programs.

“West Virginia and Ohio are the schools sending the most mail so far,” Roback said. “But I get mail from Florida, Oregon, Penn State, Miami of Ohio, UCLA, Oklahoma, there’s more.”

The 6-foot-3 and 210-pound Roback played both wide receiver and safety during his sophomore season. He put up some outstanding numbers.

Roback caught 47 passes for 833 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also made 36 tackles and intercepted four passes as Waverly finished with a 10-2 record.

Roback has moved to quarterback this season. He will likely be recruited as an ‘athlete.’

“I really don’t care what position I play (in college),” Roback said. “I just want to play.”

Roback attended the Elite 11 Regional Camp at Penn State. He also went to Kentucky’s senior camp as well as a camp at Miami of Ohio.

Roback says his two favorite schools at this point are West Virginia and Tennessee, but he also would definitely like to look at Ohio State.

“I would be interested in Ohio State,” Roback said. “I’ve been up there hundreds of times. There are some parts of the campus I really like. I was going to go to their (football) camp, but I had a commitment.”

In addition to football, Roback was also a varsity starter on the Waverly basketball and baseball teams his sophomore year. He has a 4.0 GPA.

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