Auburn Still the Leader for Roberson

After an excellent showing at the Nike Gridiron Kings 7-on-7 Tournament and a visit to Gainesville to watch Friday Night Lights, Marcus Roberson's name is getting even more attention. The talented 6-0, 180-pound corner from St. Thomas Aquinas said Auburn leads but Florida is in a close second place.

Marcus Roberson is a gifted defensive prospect with the ability to play defensive back or safety. He is a smooth player with quick stopping ability and long arms he uses well when disrupting receivers. He excels as a big corner and said he is set on playing that position at the next level.

"Auburn has always said they would like me to be a corner no matter what and that's what I want to be. Florida mentioned safety for a while but then I told them I wasn't sure about that so now they say only corner for me. That's one of the reasons Auburn is my leader right now. They always knew what I wanted to do."

Roberson said his experience at Friday Night Lights was good, but not good enough to push Florida into that No. 1 spot. Still, he talked about a great relationship with Florida coaches.

"I talk to Coach 'Z' (Zach Azzanni) all the time. We are really tight. I also talk to head coach (Urban) Meyer and I think he really likes me so that's good."

His feelings about Auburn's coaching staff are strong as well.

"Coach (Gene) Chizik is really cool. He's just nice and straight up. I also like how Auburn runs their defense. It's simple."

Roberson said he is looking to make a decision before the season starts. In addition to his No. 1 and 2 schools, Auburn and Florida, he has offers from Georgia, Illinois, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Purdue, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Central Florida and Wisconsin.

Roberson maintains that Auburn and Florida have the edge but he would like to take a trip to Georgia before he makes a decision.

"I just want to see what it's all about up there. I haven't talked to any of the coaches or anything, though. I'm still just sticking with Auburn and Florida, I think."

Roberson is expected to continue to dominate on defense during his senior season at St. Thomas Aquinas after a junior year with 30 tackles, two interceptions, and three forced fumbles.

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