'11 Flint WR Expected to Take Iowa Official

Kendrick Roberts is a receiver flying under the radar. Big and fast, the 2011 Flint, Mich product holds an Iowa offer and plans to officially visit the Hawkeyes. Get the latest on his recruitment in this update.

Kendrick Roberts might be the poster child for patience. He's taking the laid back approach to the recruiting process and lets others act frantic.

"I'm probably not going to make a decision until the end of December," the 2011 Wide Receiver Prospect said. "I'm going to take all of my officials and wait it out. I'm in no rush."

This type of approach often is reserved for five-star prospects with schools at their mercy. Roberts, while an undervalued commodity, is ranked as the 171st WR in '11 and rates him as a two-star talent on a five-star scale.

"I'm comfortable with the schools that have offered me and I know if they really want me they'll wait," the 6-foot-3, 180-pounder said. "I want to concentrate on my senior season and then get into seeing schools."

Roberts has unofficially visited Western Michigan at the end of September. He said he planned to visit Iowa, Central Michigan, Toledo and Purdue. All but the latter have offered him a scholarship.

"Purdue really just started to get involved with me," Roberts said. "They want me to come down there for a game. I think they'll offer."

Roberts spoke with Iowa Receivers Coach Erek Campbell on the phone Wednesday.

"We're talking about a visit in December," Roberts said. "He's bee writing me a lot and we talk on the phone. I like him a lot. We've got a good relationship."

While conventional wisdom would lead one to predict Roberts going to a Big Ten school, he cautions people about making that assumption. He's looking for a program that emphasizes its receivers no matter what level at which they play.

"I'm not leaning in any direction," Roberts said. "I'm going to take my officials and get an up-close look at these schools. I want to ask questions."


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