Roberson racks up offers

Despite sitting out the early part of his junior year, Tyler Roberson has the attention of some big time college coaches.

Now at Roselle (NJ) Catholic, four-star combo forward Tyler Roberson is primed for a big junior season. The 6-foot-8 forward had a good summer running with the New Jersey Road Runners, and is now piling up scholarship offers from power teams.

With his transfer from Union (NJ) High School to Roselle Catholic, Roberson has to sit out the beginning part of the season, but still he says so far his team is looking strong.

"My team is doing good," said Roberson. "We are practicing well. I have to sit out due to transfer rules in New Jersey, but things are going well. Since the summer I am working hard on my perimeter game. Also I am blocking shots better and doing a better job of posting up."

Even though Roberson can't compete in games for a little while, college coaches have still be dropping by to check in on the No. 43 ranked prospect's progress.

"Last week Jay Wright came, Florida, and also Mike Rice from Rutgers as well as Seton Hall came to see me," said Roberson.

He continued, "Villanova, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Kansas, Kansas State, and Florida are some of the schools that have offered me that are recruiting me hard."

Recently Roberson attended Villanova's game against Monmouth, and he came away impressed with what he saw from the Wildcats program.

"The campus was nice," indicated Roberson. "I got to meet the team and the coaching staff and it was nice. The game had a good environment."

Another school in the area working very hard to keep Roberson close to home is Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights are making sure Roberson knows he is a priority recruit for them.

"Coach Rice has just been letting me know that he wants me to come in and play the three position for them while being close to home," said Roberson. "He says as soon as I get there I will be a factor right away."

Roberson continued, "I know Rutgers is a good team that has improved every year since Coach Rice got there, and it is a nice school and university."

Also the Kansas Jayhawks have been showing significant attention, and Roberson would like to learn more about what the school has to offer as he goes through the process.

"I don't know too much about them, but hopefully during the spring I can get out there and learn more about the school," said Roberson. "They have a good basketball history and tradition so that is something that is appealing to me."

While some of the schools on his list are closer to home and others are a significant distance, Roberson says staying close to New Jersey isn't a major concern for him.

"Staying close to home would be nice, but it is not a big factor to me," said Roberson. "A big factor will be like the coaching staff and a style of play that fits what I do well."

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