Roberson lining up one visit

Four-star prospect Tyler Roberson is now taking a strong look at his recruitment

Four-star forward Tyler Roberson had a good summer running with the New Jersey Roadrunners. Now he has his school list down to 10, and while no visits are set in stone, he does have one trip in mind.

At 6-foot-7 and around 200 pounds, Roberson has the versatility and ability to do a lot of different things on the floor. He feels he put that on display this summer.

"I think the summer went well," said Roberson. "I played hard and improved on a lot of things that I wanted to."

Currently he has his school list down to Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Rutgers, Seton Hall, SMU, South Carolina, Syracuse, and Villanova. All 10 of those schools have done a good job in the process, but he does know one that is likely to get a visit.

"I will probably visit South Carolina in early September or late August," said Roberson.

He continued, "I really like Coach (Frank) Martin and the assistant coach, Coach (Matt) Figger. They are straight forward and I think they could help me become a better basketball player."

South Carolina however is far from the only school that Roberson plans to see. Others remain in the mix and continue to recruit him heavily.

One of the schools recruiting him the hardest is Syracuse. The Orange have made him a priority, and Roberson feels that he could fit what they do there.

"I think I fit their style of play," said Roberson. "They like long and athletic forwards, and I just think I fit in really well with what they do."

Another school that has firmly made an impression on Roberson is Alabama. The Crimson Tide have been recruiting him hard for a while, and remain heavily involved.

"Alabama is a great school," said Roberson. "They have a great fan base and the coaches are recruiting me really hard. I speak to them a lot."

The two New Jersey schools obviously have distance from home in their favor, and for Roberson that could be important at the end of the day.

"Seton Hall is really close and my family and friends could see me play every day, and that means a lot to me," he explained. "That is something that would be nice."

"Rutgers it is a lot of the same," said Roberson. "It is close to home and I really like the coaching staff there. They are recruiting me pretty hard."

No timeline exists for Roberson to make his choice, but he does know what he will be looking for while on his visits.

"I'm going to talk to the coaches and see where I fit into the program and see what my role would be," he explained. "I just want to make sure each school would be the right fit."


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