Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Recruiting 2017--Brian Roberts

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Brian Roberts, a 6-0 182 pound Safety from Jacksonville, FL has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass and will take an official visit this weekend.

247Sports three-star player.

Hudl.com has video.

This August 2016 article from the MAC Blog "Hustle Belt" features Roberts.

Partial quote from an August Scout.com article by Zack Harig:

"The six-foot, 195-pounder out of Trinity Christian High School says he is projected to play safety at the next level but could also continue playing outside linebacker, providing versatility with his recruitment.

"I play fast and I'm really physical," Roberts told us about his play style."

Also ran track and field.

Roberts has 12 offers with UMass the only one from the Northeast.


Anonymous said...

Really don't know why Coaches Whipple are spending so much time in California,a state which has produced practically no viable or contented recruits.Of course it is a nice state to visit this time of year.They should be spending more time in Texas,which is full of hungry ballplayers who live for football,and grew up in a system which demands the development of all around fundamental skills,with an emphasis on tackling.Even the average players can really play.Something is not quite right about all this!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

California produces like the 3rd or 4th most football recruits nationally, has for a long time. Lot of quality players, particularly in SoCal. That's an insane statement to make.

Though clearly you are from Texas, a place by the way UMass also recruits with the same intensity they recruit California, so whatever....

Anonymous said...

Regarding the reference to California not producing viable or contented recruits,let me add what I thought was obvious:"for the Umass program historically". Of course there are many great athletes out there, but not too inclined to travel to Amherst to play football for a losing team in less than perfect weather. The Texas boys will

Anonymous said...

It's why we recruit most heavily in Florida and New Jersey. Parents of players from Florida don't have to be sold on the quality of a UMass education.