Unsigned five-star Demetris Robertson out of Savannah (Ga.) Savannah Christian Prep has signed a financial aid agreement with California, his brother Carlos Robertson confirmed to BearTerritory on Tuesday morning. The Golden Bears did not issue a release or confirm the signing, though his signing does allow Cal unlimited contact.
The financial aid agreement, unlike a National Letter of Intent, is non-binding for the student-athlete. It is, however, binding on the school, in that the football program assures him a spot in the class if he enrolls later this year. Carlos Robertson, Demetris's older brother, and guardian, said that Georgia Tech is the only other school that has reached out about potentially signing a financial aid agreement.
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1629967-what-does-cal-s-wr... "California is a potential destination for him, I would say that," Carlos Robertson said. "It's a school that he actually visited, and was a school that he visited by himself, most importantly. He didn't have a lot of pushing or prodding from me about it. He went out there on his own, and came to his own conclusions about California. It was a nice place to be."
Robertson made that visit back in October, to Berkeley, and an official visit to Georgia is "in the works," according to his brother Carlos.
"That's something we've got on the calendar," Carlos Robertson said. "I'll be making that visit with him."
A U.S. Army All-American, Robertson is the last unsigned five-star prospect in the 2016 class, but has not committed to the Bears, despite signing the agreement.
The No. 23 player overall in the 2016 class, and the No. 3 receiver, and the only five-star left on the board, Robertson has been waiting for his SAT score to be posted, in part because he re-took the exam for admittance into Stanford.
"He just wanted to make sure he makes an informed decision," said Carlos Robertson. "He wants to make sure he's making the right decision. Like I've said a million times, you only get one bite at the apple. You want to make sure that bite is worthwhile, and you don't want to spit anything out or regret anything. He just wants to make sure he makes the right decision. That's what it boils down to."
Education is a large factor for the Robertson clan, and it's what appealed to Demetris about Cal.
"The education is top-notch," Carlos Robertson said. "Also, you look at it, it's a great place to live, great weather there, and it's a place I feel like a person could expand his horizons. You just want to maximize everything -- the athlete, the academic person, and even the lifestyle -- you want to maximize everything. It's very appealing when you put all those things together."
Robertson has officially visited Cal, Georgia Tech, Alabama and Notre Dame.