"We decided a couple of weeks ago that I would not be enrolling right now," said Roberson. "It was because of my injury. I've got to have another surgery this fall down here to take some screws out so I'm going to greyshirt and enroll in January."
By electing to greyshirt, Roberson can remain at home and completely heal his ankle while not starting his eligibility clock. Once he enrolls he will have five years to play four seasons.
Regarded as one of the top defensive linemen in the state of Georgia, Roberson didn't play his senior season due to the ankle injury.
Over the course of the recruiting process he picked up offers from the likes of West Virginia, Michigan State, Maryland, Iowa State, Louisville, East Carolina and several smaller programs.
He likely would have received even more interest and more offers had he played his senior season. The Pack did not back off in spite of his ankle and injury and their persistence paid off in the form of a commitment after Roberson officially visited NC State in January. He had taken an official visit to Louisville before that.
Roberson plans on working out and rehabbing back home while taking a couple of courses at a local community college.
"I'm going to take some classes at a school around here to get some courses," he said. "The main thing for me is staying in shape and getting my ankle back right. It should be good after the screws are removed.
"I'm going to try and watch as many NC State games as I can, and I think I'm going up for the season opener."
The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder recorded 40 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss and three sacks as a junior. He was rated a two-star prospect and the No. 99 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com.