Strong Visit for Rutgers Commit Roberts

Food, fun and family summed up the official visit for Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall linebacker Deonte Roberts to Rutgers. Roberts enrolls at Rutgers in January, where he steps into a learning role at linebacker for spring practice.

The next time Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall linebacker Deonte Roberts comes to Rutgers, it is as a college student.

After a weekend official visit in Piscataway, the Rutgers commit said he is ready to go.

“[The visit] actually made me feel really comfortable,” said Roberts, who enrolls in January. “I was very happy with the coaches and the environment. I’m comfortable coming in this January.”

Roberts is set academically for an early enrollment, which gives him a spot on the spring football roster.

“It is a little crazy,” Roberts said. “It hasn’t sunk in all the way. I think when I first get there, that first day in the weight room I guess it will.”

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound outside linebacker spent plenty of time with fellow early enrollees Blessuan Austin and Jon Bateky as well as high-profile targets Shareef Miller and Rasul Douglas.

“It was cool building a relationship with those guys and see how they are,” Roberts said. “I spoke to them and about the coaches and how it could be [at Rutgers].”

Fellow New Yorker and linebacker Quentin Gause hosted Roberts.

“He’s a cool guy off the field,” Roberts said. “He’s a laid-back, chill guy. He’s very cool. [He said] it’s a lot of work and preparation. I have to be ready for that.”

Overall, the visit created a pair A-1 days.

“I enjoyed spending two nights with the players and learning from them,” Roberts said. “They were showing me everything and I met a lot of different people. The players and the coaches made it [memorable] – the food too.”

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