February 7, 2009
Frogs eyeing 2010 East Texas standout
Blake Roberts doesn't hold any offers to date but it should be just a matter of time before the flood gates open and the East Texas defender starts receiving the coveted invittions from schools across the country. PurpleMenace.Com caught up with Blake to get his thoughts on the recruiting process and to see how he plans to navigate the process.
"Everything is going pretty good right now" said Roberts. "I'm hearing from TCU, Oklahoma State, A&M and that's about it for now. Those are the main ones I'm looking at right now."
Playing for a well known 5A Texas high school has it's perks. Playing in arguably the toughest district in the state of Texas, Roberts has been able to display his playmaking ability on the biggest stage week in and week out. The 6'3" 215 pound outside linebacker is just now getting started with the recruiting process and has plans to see what TCU has to offer.
"I'll be there on the 21st for TCU's junior day" said Roberts. "I know it's a really good school but I'm just looking right now. There's no full commitment or anything like that, I'm just now looking into them."
While his choice of words may seem interesting to some, it looks like there is nothing more than just a visit at this point in his recruitment. So what is it that Roberts is looking for in a school?
"I'm really just looking for a well rounded football program that's been good in the past like TCU has" said Roberts. "I know they finished #7 in the country this year so that's a plus. I guess the other thing is the school has to have a nice campus. I don't know what else I'm looking for right now because I haven't been on any campuses yet."
After a junior year that saw the athletic linebacker accumulate 75 tackles,4 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 7 tackles for loss, Roberts wants even more for his senior year.
"The main thing is I want to go farther in the playoffs than we have the last two years" he said. "I want to make more tackles and be a better leader."
There's no doubt that Roberts will continue to draw interest in his unique abilities but what kind of timeline has he set for making a commitment?
"I'm not sure yet" said the Tyler, TX product. "I might verbally commit somewhere if I like what I see but that would just slow down the process for me. It wouldn't end the process because nothing is 100% but if I decide to verbally commit somewhere that means I like the school quite a bit."
While nothing is ever 100% certain in recruiting until the prospect signs the dotted line of his LOI, verbal commitments mean different things to different people. Only time will tell how Roberts decides to navigate the process but it looks like TCU will be in the hunt for his services. Stay tuned to PurpleMenace.Com as we delve deeper into the 2010 recruiting season and bring you the most up to date information around.
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