January 14, 2008

Sleeper shines in all-star action

This late in the year you seldom find a true sleeper. This past weekend one emerged at Max Emfinger's All-American Bowl Game Classic. Running back Jordan Roberts from Madison (W.V.) Scott had his official coming out party.

Despite rolling up eyepopping numbers in his home state, neither of the two Division-I programs in the state have stepped forward to offer this talented back a scholarship. Roberts rushed for just shy of 4,000 yards and 48 touchdowns as a prep senior. Roberts took a few minutes after the game to talk about his week in Mississippi and his performance in the game.

"I'm not 100% this week," he said. "I'm a little banged up, maybe 80-85%, but I felt good out there."

During a historic senior year Roberts etched his name in the West Virginia High School record books. He set eight state records as a prep senior including: Most Rushing Yards in a Season counting playoffs with 3,826. Regular Season 3,248 yards rushing record. Most TD's in a season rushing with 48.

"There were some schools looking at me early," he said. "I've got offers from Army and Northern Illinois."

Recently some others have been in contact. Boston College, Ohio State, and Kanasas. Earlier in the year he took several un-official visits to Marshall, but that didn't result in a scholarship offer.

"Marshall said that they are full at running back right now," Roberts said.

All though official stats from the Emfinger game was unavailable, Roberts had five carries for more than 50 yards including a 15 yards run for a score. He also tallied several bone crushing tackles on special teams.

Stay tuned to the Rivals.com network for the latest on this talented prospect.


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