|Austin Rohr #24 for Plainwell|
Source: Callaway Sport Report
The 3rd commit out of Plainwell is 2015 FS/WR Austin Rohr. Austin Rohr is the backline of the Trojans defense which has only surrendered 71 points through 8 games in what has turned out to be a very strong year for the Wolverine B Conference.
As Davenport's program continues to mold and they wait until 2016 until they first walk onto the field. Most of the 15 commits thus far have cited the coaching staff as a key reason behind their decision and Rohr was no different, "the reason that I was really drawn to DU was the coaching staff," said Rohr. "Both Coach Espo and Coach Casula made me feel welcomed and wanted and that was a big thing for me. Also the chance to start and build a team is an unbelievable opportunity. Getting to lay those bricks for the foundation and the future of DU football is amazing."
The two things that highlight Rohr's goals at this point now that he committed are to be focused on school work and the success of the Plainwell football team, "there was a great weight lifted off my shoulders when I decided to commit to DU," said Rohr. "My hard work had finally paid off. Now I am able to focus on my senior year season, and put in more time in the classroom instead of talking with coaches or doing other recruiting things."
Once players come to the campus next year they won't be playing under the lights until the following year, so their academics will be their biggest focus. Several aspects go into academics and caught the attention of Rohr, "some things about the school that really surprised me were the small class sizes and how nice all of the things were around the school," said Rohr. "The other colleges that I visited, with the exception of a very few, couldn't give me that at home feeling, and I feel that Davenport really did that for me."
Davenport has added a ton of key defensive players already and playmakers so far has been a focal point of Davenport's recruiting. It's a long time to go, but Austin Rohr who plays both FS and WR for Plainwell as a Senior, looks forward to playing defense on the next level, "I will most likely be playing free safety," said Rohr. "They did show a small interest in me playing receiver, but I like playing defense a lot more and feel more comfortable at the position. Also I like the fact that I don't know where the ball is going. Its almost like a challenge when your playing defense as opposed to offense where you know where the ball is going every play."
Austin Rohr primarily plays receiver alongside Jacob Geter who is a RB and defensive back alongside Aaron Klang who is a LB. The 3 will continue their bond on the next next level and Rohr couldn't be more excited, "It is an unbelievable feeling to have the opportunity to play college football with my high school teammates," said Rohr. "Not only do we know how each other works and plays but also how we get each other motivated and fired up. Instead of getting to know the guys on the team from scratch, you get to start out knowing exactly who you have and that is a great feeling. We were super exited when we all got offers and decided that playing together would be the opportunity of a life time."
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