June 29, 2011

Big OL, Roos remains interested in Army

It's not the norm for Army to go after the typical mammoth size offensive linemen that grace so many rosters of college programs across the country. But when you have a talent like Jordan Roos, who is also a quality student and a fierce run blocker … he's too good to pass up.

Actually, if you look at Roos' Celina (Tx) Celina High School offensive line, they may actually outweigh the Army's five starters up front.

"Our style of play …. Well, I'm a smash mouth, come off the ball and I will hit you in the mouth every play kind of player," shares the 6-foot-6, 300 pound Roos. "We are power I and we try to shove it down your throat every play."

"And yes, our offensive line is huge," he adds. "All are Division I prospects … Two right now and other two will play as well later. Jake weighs to 6'3" 270, then our center is 6'3" 280-290 and Jake Raulerson (2013) plays right tackle and he's 6'5" 250 and Josh Baggett is 6'4" 300 pounds like me"

Roos has several quality programs showing sincere interest in his talents, and it's no surprise that the three academies who are all run oriented are expressing high interest in his talents.

According to Roos, both Army and Navy were there to visit him on the same day at his high school.

"Coach Mumford (John) came in to talk to me five minutes after the Navy recruiter left and he cracked me up when he said that … I thought I smelled a squid.

So what is Roos level of interest in Army? "I'm more interested in Army because I think I would fit in there better versus Air Force and Navy," he declares.

This summer has been busy for Roos, who has attended and performed well at the Texas, Oklahoma, Baylor and TCU camps. Although he doesn't have offers from any of those colleges, he remains optimistic.

"Schools knocking on the door are Oklahoma, Texas, TCU and I've been hearing some from Nebraska but it's a numbers with some schools because they have offered folks are ready," says Roos, who indicated that he maintains a 3.4 GPA.

"I went down to the OU camp and caught everyone's eye and that was fun. Went to the Texas camp and went up against Malcolm Brown, who is a Texas commit and I thought I did well, but he was dang good and we had good battles.

Although there is little doubt surrounding Roos' run block capability, how does the big offensive lineman assess his own pass blocking skills?

"I showed at the camps that I have good feet for my size," he boldly states. "I don't think that it will be a problem. When we do pass, I do a pretty good job."



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