The 2010 Penn Hills High School football season can best be summarized as up-and- down. Plagued by inconsistency and injuries, the Indians ended the season with a 5-5 record and an opening round playoff loss to Upper St. Clair.
One of the injuries Penn Hills had to deal with was 5-9, 170-pound defensive back Terrell Roberson. Roberson was sidelined for the first four games of the season with a fractured scapula in the shoulder. Upset about missing some of his senior campaign, Roberson worked extremely hard in rehabilitation to get back as soon as possible and help his team earn a WPIAL playoff berth.
Although Roberson's senior season may not have ended with the results he would have hoped for, he did receive an invitation to participate in the Chesapeake Bowl, which was held at Towson University last month. After a strong showing during the game, which included a 46-yard touchdown reception, Roberson felt like he got himself back a little.
"I think I went out and performed well," Roberson said. "I hoped to catch the eye of some people. It was nice to meet a lot of people and be able to compare myself with some real good players from the different states."
Much like the up-and-down season his high school team endured, Roberson's recruitment has been unpredictable. Once thought to have an offer on the way from Pitt, Roberson encountered the uncertainty of college recruiting, as Pitt made a coaching change. Roberson is now unsure as to where he might take his skills, and is not sure when he will make his decision.
One thing that is for certain is that Roberson has an official visit lined up to Hampton University. As far as any new contact with the new Pitt staff?
"I haven't had any contact with the new coaches," Roberson said. "Yeah, I would like to talk to them, but I'm just going to keep my options open and hope for the best."
After a good showing last month at the Chesapeake Bowl, Roberson is hoping that his performance will spark some interest with college coaches with signing day closing in.