Early Enrollment: Meet OLB Deonte Roberts

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Linebacker Deonte Roberts made the move across the Hudson River to college and is comfortably settled after two months with Rutgers football. The Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall graduate spoke with Scout about his adjustments to college as practice No. 1 approaches Monday morning.

Deonte Roberts is up 22 pounds in his first two months at Rutgers, and steps into his first college practice Monday for the Scarlet Knights.

Another New Yorker added to the roster, the former Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall standout gets a marquee spring role as Steve Longa's primary backup for 15 practices.

Roberts is one of two early-enrolled linebackers for spring -- he joins Isaiah Johnson -- and discussed his role and Rutgers adjustments during a Friday conversation in the team meeting room.


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