"I came up this afternoon with my family to watch practice," Roberts said. "My mom, dad and brothers were all there, and after practice was over, I had a chance to meet with (head coach) Paul Johnson. I told him that I've been a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket my whole life, and I was here to make it official."
Mentioning that he has grown up with several GT Football jerseys in his closet, Chase Roberts knew that there was no better place for his college career. Even with his father being a Tech graduate, Roberts said his dad took a step back during the recruiting process to let his son make the decisions, but he remained a good influence along the way for Chase.
Roberts made his decision quickly (he was offered by Tech just over a month ago), but he said it was after several visits to other campuses.
"I visited ACC campuses, SEC campuses and Ivy League schools, but when I walked around on their campuses, I just didn't feel like I did when I was at Georgia Tech," Roberts said. "This is where I feel at home."
As a result of the early commitment, Roberts said he would really like to take advantage of early enrollment, but isn't sure if it's possible just yet. A junior at Greater Atlanta Christian, Roberts has to take a Bible class for a full four years, so he must meet with advisors first and see if early enrollment will be achievable.
But one thing's for sure – Roberts will definitely be at Georgia Tech's Spring Game.
"I wouldn't miss it, April 23," Roberts said.
Georgia Tech has truly gotten a kid in Roberts that lives and breathes Yellow Jacket Football, and that passion may be a huge boost to the offensive line, starting in 2012.