Roberson enjoys Louisville visit

Deion Roberson, the No. 86 defensive tackle prospect in the nation, made his first official visit to Louisville over the weekend. Though the Tucker, Georgia native still plans to make a few more visits before making his decision, Roberson gave the Cardinals strong marks following the trip.

In fact, the 6-foot-3, 275-pound Deion Roberson gave the visit to Louisville a 9 on a 1-10 scale.

"I got a chance to visit the whole campus and learn more about my major, finance, and Louisville's business school is in the Top 10," Roberson said. "I got a chance to talk with the professors about my major and got a chance to talk to the academic director about tutoring and classes."

Roberson also had an opportunity to learn about the football side of things.

"I got a chance to talk with the coaches and went to the basketball game," said Roberson. "We ate dinner at Papa John's (Stadium) and watched some of the high school game while we ate. We had breakfast Sunday at Papa John's (Stadium) and talked to the head coach."

Kragthorpe told Roberson, who had his senior season cut short by injury, that he plans to visit the standout lineman next month in Georgia.

"He told me to take care of my ankle and things like that," Roberson said. "He said he's going to come back and visit me next month – him and coach (Ken) Delgado, the defensive line coach."

Louisville senior linebacker James Bryant served as Roberson's host around campus and gave him some advice about the recruiting process and making an informed college decision.

"He's a very good person and told me a lot about (Louisville)," Roberson said. "He told me to take my time and make a decision that I'm comfortable with."

Besides Louisville, Roberson is also considering NC State, West Virginia, Maryland and Michigan State. Roberson has visits scheduled next month with NC State and West Virginia. "I'm visiting NC State on Jan. 16 and West Virginia on (Jan.) 24th," Roberson said. "They're all even and there are some more schools I'm considering – Maryland and Michigan State. I may visit those two schools also."

Roberson appears to be looking for a certain comfort-level before settling on a college.

"It's probably going to come down to family-wise if it's close and if I can see myself there for four years, the coaches and the academic part," said Roberson.

Roberson said he could see himself being comfortable at Louisville for college, especially considering the Cardinals immediate need for players along the defensive front.

"Coach Delgado told me that they're losing senior three defensive linemen and they need someone that can come in and play right away," Roberson said.


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