ScoutTV: Desmond Roberts Shrine Bowl Video

Gaston (NC) star Desmond Roberts played center for North Carolina as the team defeated South Carolina 23-16 in the 2006 Shrine Bowl. Here's your chance to catch the NC State commitment in action!

Name: Desmond Roberts
Hometown: Gaston, North Carolina
High School: Northampton West High School
Position: Offensive Line
Vitals: 6'5/265/5.4

Shrine Bowl Notes: Roberts is trying to make sure his bases are covered as he has three other schools he would like to see while the NC State staff is getting settled.

"I'm still committed to State right now," said Roberts. "I'm going to be going on official visits when I get back in January. I have one to State set for the 12th, I believe. I'm going to Penn State, Virginia Tech, and Carolina. I'm confused about Penn State and Virginia Tech. It is either the 19th and 26th for one and the other, but I am going the first weekend in February to Carolina right before signing day."

Roberts said that he does not feel the NC State staff will be filled until next year, and he wants to make sure that his status with the school does not change.

"I did talk to Coach O'Brien last night on the phone. He said he was bringing a lot of guys down from Boston College with him and they won't be there until after the bowl game so I am looking around a little more to see if anybody needs a center just in case."

Scouting Report: "Desmond Roberts is a high school center, but I am not sold on his potential at the position because he may be simply out of place there. The combination of his height and very long arms could move Roberts out from the cerebral position to one of the other places along the line. Still have to love that versatility. Needs to add weight to be college ready, but knees are already buckling a little with his current size. Has a tendency to play with his hands low." -- Recruiting Analyst Miller Safrit

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Gaston (NC) Northampton-West Offensive Lineman Desmond Roberts

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