2017 defensive back is wide open, talks LSU interest and what he's hearing from the Tigers and other schools

2017 Thibodaux (La.) defensive back Amik Robertson has been patiently waiting for an offer from LSU and other top schools. He opens up on where things stand with the Tigers and his recruitment.

2017 Thibodaux (La.) defensive back Amik Robertson had a senior year that would tire even some of the best athletes as he lead his Thibodaux team by playing all sides of the ball and while his season ended sooner than the three-star defensive back wanted, he was proud of it.

“Senior season was alright, but it was not as good as I had wanted it to be. I was looking forward to leading my team to state or deep in the playoffs, but unfortunately that was cut short by a lot of injuries and of course, I got injured in the game against Hahnville. There were a lot of starters that went down with injuries. Overall, it was great. I had a lot of great moments.”

On the field, Robertson worked on becoming a better student of the game and a better overall player. His leadership took the biggest jump though.

“I would say leadership was something I worked on and a vocal leader. I used to not talk a lot so I really became a better vocal leader for my teammates. It translated to the field,” the 5-9, 170-pound defensive back said.

Robertson says that although he’s committed to Louisiana Tech, he calls himself wide open. Robertson will take an official visit to La. Tech in early January.

“I hadn't been really saying anything because I didn’t want all that in the media, but right now I’m wide open, but La. Tech is still my No. 1 while I figure out where I want to go to," Robertson said.

Houston, LSU, Texas, Kansas State, Houston, TCU and Colorado State are the latest schools to be showing major interest in Robertson. 

“Those schools have been staying in contact with me and I think they could offer me. Right now, I’m wide open so those are ones I’m hearing from.”

The Tigers are recruiting Robertson primarily as a defensive back, but with Matt Canada now hired at LSU, the staff said he could find himself anywhere.

“Coach Raymond and Coach O talked to me about the nickel back, special teams and since they have a new offensive coordinator, they’re trying to get me in some packages on offense.”

While LSU has been showing interest in Robertson since his junior season, Robertson still thinks an offer can come.

“I’m just being patient with them. When I was younger, I always wanted to go there. If they offered me, I’d take a better look at the school while looking at other options,” Robertson said. “I think an offer will come.”

Texas, which will get a visit on January 20, and TCU are schools that has come into the mix as of late. The Longhorns see Robertson on offense, the Horned Frogs on defense.

“They (Texas) want me up there on an official and it sounds like they’re going to offer me,” Robertson said. “They see me at wide receiver, but TCU sees me at defensive back and special teams.”

Robertson said his recruitment will play out all the way through National Signing Day as he wants to take visits and see what else is out there before making a final decision. 

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