Kenrick Roberts received an up-close look at what it would be like to play for Erik Campbell. The Iowa receivers coach shared his expertise at a recent football function attended by the 2011 Michigan wideout.
"I like him," Roberts said. "He came to my school, so I got to meet him then. Then. I got to know him more at Mind, Body, Soul. I got to see what kind of a coach he is and how much he knows about the skill at the position.
"He talked about everything - how to catch the ball, how to hold your hands, where your hands should be, routes, how to line up, how to get off the line."
"They're all pretty equal," the 6-foot-3, 196-pound, Flint Southwestern Academy product said. "I've been to Western a few times so I would say I'm most familiar with them. I also like Central because I've seen them."
Roberts, who reports he ran a 4.44-second, 40-yard dash at a Michigan State camp, would like to visit Iowa and learn more about the school.
"I'm going to visit to get a feel for what it's like there," he said. "I don't know when that will be yet. I have to talk it over with my mom. I think it will be soon."
Roberts said that the Hawkeye coaches like his skill set at receiver.
"They like my size, my speed, my hands; they like how I go get the ball," he said. "I think my hands and speed are my best assets. I'm long and my jumping ability makes it tough for corners to stay with me."
Roberts said he's seeking a comfortable environment in which to spend his college years.
"I want to feel wanted," he said. "I want to make sure they have the academic field for my career choice. I want to feel be able to interact with the players and feel good about how the coaches coach. Offensive style also is important."
Roberts wants to study occupational therapy.
"I hope to make a decision by the middle of my season," he said. "I want to take a couple of games to get out there and see if anybody else comes around."