Roberts Will Attend Junior Day

Late last year, North Carolina became one of the three schools to extend Desmond Roberts a scholarship offer. Although he has unofficially visited Chapel Hill a handful of times, Roberts is still learning about North Carolina as a school and football program.

"I haven't really visited Carolina like that, other than camp and during the football season I went to a few games," said Roberts. "But, I've never really sat down and talked to the coaches and see what exactly they have to offer me."

On Saturday, Roberts should get that chance as he plans to attend the Tar Heels' junior day. Last weekend he attended N.C. State's junior day, and plans to be in attendance for both South Carolina's and Florida's spring games.

So far, Roberts likes what he's gathered of UNC, but it will take a lot of building to unseat current leader N.C. State.

"Carolina is a great school," said Roberts. "Their coaching staff is not bad at all, and they're coming up.

"But I like State better. I have a longer relationship with [N.C. State's] staff, because I've been camping there the last few years. Last year was my first year going to Carolina's camp. I'm still learning about [North Carolina's] program and how they work."

For the second straight summer, Roberts figures to be among the campers at North Carolina. He will also camp at N.C. State, South Carolina, and Wake Forest.

Roberts, a 6-foot-5, 260-pounder, might be too tall for his high school position of center. However, Roberts believes that is currently where the Tar Heels' are recruiting him.

"State and Carolina are looking at me for center," said Roberts. "Wake Forest and South Carolina said that during my sophomore year I'll be able to move to a guard or tackle maybe, because of my height and length. They are all also looking at me as a long snapper."

As a junior, Roberts earned All-Conference honors as a center after leading Gaston (N.C.) Northampton-West to the state title game, where they lost to Elkin 42-12.

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