Iowa is on the scoreboard again in the recruiting column after picking up a commitment early Monday morning from Erie (Pa.) Cathedral defensive back Terry Roberts. Roberts didn't have an offer until a little over 24 hours ago. He earned his standing through a strong performance at one of the Hawkeyes' football camps over the weekend in Iowa City.
It's that time of the month when prospects come in to camp with college teams, in hopes of impressing them enough to garner a scholarship offer. A few prospects did just that over the weekend for Iowa and one of those was the talented safety from the western side of Pennsylvania.
Roberts was thrilled when he got the offer.
"It was a successful day for me and the Iowa football program," he said to Scout, moments after being extended a scholarship from Hawkeyes' head coach Kirk Ferentz.
He later was able to get a look at some of the other football facilities.
"I got to check out the practice facility," Roberts noted. "I didn't get to see the actual campus but the facility was awesome. The weight room impressed me the most because I love the weight room, but the entire facility is crazy."
Roberts has now already turned that offer into a commitment, becoming the 7th commitment of the class and the first one designated for the secondary. Secondary was a focus in the last class when they added six defensive backs to the fold. They are likely looking to add three to four more in the 2018 cycle. Roberts starts it off.
"I think that for many, many years, the Hawkeyes will be an excellent team," he explained about why he chose Iowa. "I'm talking national championship excellent. It's possible because of the coaching staff."