Hometown: Gaston, North Carolina
High School: Northampton West High School
Notes: An all-conference selection, Roberts led a powerful offensive line that was the driving force behind Northampton West High's surprising run to the state championship game.
Roberts has already landed scholarship offers from South Carolina, NC State, and North Carolina, and he projects as a center on the next level.
SCOUTING REPORT: "About as quick a center as you will find, moves well off the ball and finds the second level quickly. Very aware of his surroundings, great as a primary blocker and when helping maintains good contact while finding his free-flowing linebacker. Great natural bend, good frame that could put on more weight, and a great leader on the field." -- Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Miller Safrit
COACH QUOTE: "Desmond is just a baby. He's 16 and won't turn 17 until November. He wears a 17 shoe and is still growing. Everybody is all over him." -- Northampton West head coach Diego Hasty
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