Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral HS athlete Jake Roh made his commitment to play at Boise State last week. Here is FoxSportsNext's breakdown of the newest Bronco.
Name: Jake Roh
School: Scottsdale (Az.) Chaparral
Size: 6-3 215
Position: Plays WR and OLB at Chaparral
Recruiting: 3-star WR that picked Boise over Iowa
Versatility is probably Roh's best attribute. He has performed at an extremely high level as both a WR and OLB. The Broncos like him as an h-back and if for some reason that doesn't work out, he has the athletic ability to change spots. Roh is a playmaker with excellent hands. Speaking of his hands, watch his film, Roh makes several very impressive one-handed grabs, he catches the ball with his hands away from his body and knows what to do once he has the ball in his hands. As a WR the past two years, he accounted for 30 scores, that's impressive. As a big receiver, Jake knows how to use his body to go up and make grabs. Roh has good speed but is not a track star, as a WR his speed would be average at the next level, but moving to h-back, speed should be a strength. Roh also has tremendous football instincts, look at the season he accomplished on defense in 2012, his first playing OLB.
Roh is being recruited as an h-back, a spot he has never played before. He will be asked to do some things he has never done before, the main one being a blocker. To withstand the rigors of the college game, Roh will need to add at least 20 pounds to his reported 215 pound body. Some may be concerned about the transition from WR to h-back but I don't think this will be a factor. He showed plenty of physical toughness as a defender his senior year.
Roh was as a productive as a player can get at Chaparral. He is a proven winner, winning three state titles in his career. He is also a proven playmaker. After earning all-state honors as a WR as a junior, Roh was an all-state OLB as a senior despite being just as productive on the offensive side of the ball. His senior stats are impressive. He caught 72 passes for 805 yards and 13 TDs. On defense he made 72 tackles, 4 sacks and 4 INTs. Roh will get his first crack as an h-back at Boise but if that doesn't work out, he has the versatility to switch positions.
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