FNL Player Preview: Marcus Roberson

Marcus Roberson, a 6-0 and 180-pound defensive back from Ft. Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas, has plenty of options moving forward.

Marcus Roberson is a great looking defensive back prospect in the class of 2011. One of the things that makes him so attractive as a prospect is his ability to play both the cornerback and safety position. He should be one of the standouts on the defensive side of the ball for St. Thomas this season.

He is being looked at as a bigger corner type for the Gators but could slide to the safety position depending on how things shake out with the rest of the class.

Early on in the recruiting process it appeared as if Roberson would leave the state. At this current time the Gators are clearly the frontrunners for his services and the team to beat moving forward. The reason is the relationship between Roberson and Florida coaches has grown very strong and will only continue to grow in the future.

My Take:
Roberson could make trips to Texas A&M, Georgia, Auburn and Oklahoma but look for the lone in-state school on the list to land the multi-talented defensive back when the ink dries on National Signing Day.

Roberson has offers from Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Purdue, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Central Florida and Wisconsin. If he ended up somewhere other than Gainesville keep an eye on Notre Dame and LSU.

He should be able to attend Friday Night Lights and if that happens it will go a long way in securing his commitment.

Roberson is poised to have a breakout senior season after ending his junior season with two interceptions, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 30 tackles.

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