After collecting 35 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and three sacks as a junior, most expected big things for defensive tackle Deion Roberson. September is usually an exciting time for most high school seniors, particularly those who have a future in college football to look forward to. It's not a good time for defensive tackle Deion Roberson, however, as his senior campaign is over almost before it started.
The 6-2, 275 pound lineman from Tucker, Georgia picked up offers from Memphis, East Carolina, Louisville, West Virginia, NC State, Michigan State, Maryland, Iowa State and Georgia Southern in the months leading up to the start of his senior year.
Unfortunately for him, it's a senior year that was cut short by an injury.
"I got hurt in the first game,” said Roberson. I dislocated my ankle and they said it would take 8-12 weeks to recover. Schools are still coming at me the same way, though.
"I've talked to four coaches recently, and they were from East Carolina, Memphis, West Virginia and Louisville. I'm basically keeping all my options open to any schools that are interested in me, though."
NC State is still in the picture as far as Roberson is concerned, though he has not spoken to the Wolfpack coaches in a while.
"NC State has offered me and the last time I talked to them was back when that happened," he said. "I don't know a whole lot about them but I'm hoping to learn more, just like I am with every other school. I really don't have any favorites right now.
"I haven't set up official visits yet, but I'll be talking to schools more soon and trying to figure that out."
Roberson is rated the No. 88 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com.