Demetris Robertson is among the most coveted juniors in the country, and for good reason. Take his junior season to this point, which has been just three games because of an eligibility issue after transferring from Savannah (Ga.) Country Day to Savannah (Ga.) Christian. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder has been averaging three scores a contest, with nine total touchdowns on just 19 touches to this point.
The early Scout.com four-star has found the end zone as a running back, receiver and kick returner already, while also seeing considerable time on defense in the secondary. These are just some of the reasons %%MATCH_3%%, %%MATCH_4%%, %%MATCH_5%%, %%MATCH_6%% and many others pursue him despite his Alabama pledge.
But there’s another layer to Robertson’s thinking when it comes to keeping his options open – his sister. Shanetris Robertson, also a 2016 athlete, could be an X-factor for the playmaker’s services over the next 18 months or so.
“I have a twin sister,” he said. “She’s very athletic, just as I am. She runs track, she plays basketball. We’re thinking about going to the same school together. It’s a very high chance that me and her go to the same school.”
Each sibling has dominated Peach State competition to this point in their respective high school careers.
“She won state last year in track, in the 100 (meters), 200 and long jump, I think,” he said. “In basketball, she broke records with rebounds and steals, she’s a defensive player.”
BamaMag.com asked if Demetris was the No. 2 athlete in the family with so many accolades headed Shanetris’ way.
“No, no, no. As a kid, it seemed that way, but I’ve outgrown her,” he said. “She was faster than me when I was 10 and 11, but I passed her I guess. Her top schools are Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, LSU and she likes Texas A&M, too.”
Robertson, who still calls his commitment to the Crimson Tide at “100 percent” at this point, will be in Athens, Ga. this coming weekend and will take in Tuscaloosa for the 2014 version of the Iron Bowl at the end of November.
Scout pegs him as the No. 115 overall junior prospect in the country, and its No. 24 wide receiver projection.