Rutgers Standing Out for Roberts Twins

Brooklyn (N.Y.) ASA twin brothers Vernard and Vance Roberts took in a Rutgers visit Tuesday morning, and have a leader in their respective recruitments. Both prospects began their college careers at West Virginia and are looking for a second opportunity at big-time football after completing work at ASA.

Neither Vernard Roberts nor Vance Roberts received a Rutgers offer on the spot during a Tuesday visit. Both, however, were told that offers are coming if the academics work out in trying to transfer into the program from Brooklyn (N.Y.) ASA junior college.

Should Rutgers offers come in, both would commit on the spot, Vernard Roberts told

"Everything went well and the coaches are great," Vernard Roberts said. "They said they know we could come in help them out, but they want to make sure everyone is making the right decision. … They said if we can get set into the school, then it's a done deal basically."

The Roberts twins come out of Washington (D.C.) Dunbar and have two years of eligibility left each after time at West Virginia, Iowa Western Community College and ASA.

Varnard Roberts, a running back, and Vance Roberts, a cornerback, both come at significant positions of need for the Scarlet Knights.

"We feel great about Rutgers," Vernard Roberts said. "The Big Ten is perfect. That's the dream to beat top teams like Michigan and Ohio State. And then the last game of the season is against Maryland and that's a home game for me."

The twins watched Rutgers practice and received a tour of the facilities before going back to school late in the afternoon.

"It was cool," Varnard Roberts said. "It was really different. It's a good, family atmosphere. I liked talking to the players and the coaches and everything went very well. It was smooth. Everything just went right. It felt like it was kind of in a dream because it was smooth. It was perfect.

"I didn't really learn anything from the practice, but I enjoyed watching them work. I was able to keep up with everything. Overall it was a very good practice, and I enjoyed watching. I think I could fit in perfectly."

Playing together is a must for the Roberts twins, who both want to attend Rutgers.

"That's the most important thing right," Vance Roberts said. "That's the ultimate thing right now. Every step we went through, it was together. We went to West Virginia, and we left together. We went to Iowa Western junior college together, and we came here together. We went through this struggle together. Why not excel together at that level?"

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