Attracting Attention

Del Roberts, a multi-talented receiver/kick return specialist at Tallahassee Godby High School, ended the regular-season on an impressive note last Friday. Roberts caught two long touchdown passes as the Cougars shocked perennial power Lincoln High School 35-27 at Cox Stadium. Roberts, of course, continues to attract national attention for his play as the Cougars travel to Pensacola Milton in Region I-3A playoff action Friday.

"It was a great win, one that shows us we can play with the best," said Roberts, who had touchdown receptions of 71 and 52 yards, outracing the Trojans secondary each time. "Their secondary is also known to have some of the best athletes, so everyone was really excited about the win."

Roberts nearly had a third long score late in the game but quarterback Jarvis Myers, the Big Bend leader in passing yardage, just overthrew an open Roberts down the middle of the field.

Roberts and the Cougars had reason to celebrate. The dealt the Trojans their first defeat to a city team since 1999, when Godby won 12-7 that year in the regular-season finale as well.

Roberts, meanwhile, continues to the attention of collegiate scouts, recently receiving his latest offer from Iowa State. While childhood favorite Florida State has not extended an offer, Roberts remains hopeful.

"Definitely, I am still interested (in FSU)," the personable Roberts said Sunday night. "I would love to have the chance (to play for Seminoles)."

Roberts, a 5-9, 175-pounder, has plenty of options. Nebraska, Iowa, North Carolina, Syracuse, Toledo and Central Florida have already offered as well. Roberts has visits scheduled to UNC later this month and Iowa in December.

Roberts, also a track standout with 4.34 speed in the 40, has a 2.8 grade-point average and scored a 16 on a past ACT test. He hopes to major in either engineering or sports management. When looking at schools, Robert says he's paying close attention to academics as well as the coaching staff and depth chart.

At the moment, however, Roberts is focused on the state playoffs.

"It's going to be fun -- we are really looking forward to this week," Roberts said.


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