Houston Eisenhower quarterback Trey Roberts was offered by SMU just before the start of his junior season.
His offer from the Mustangs still stands as the sole collegiate offer he holds, but Roberts says he has been gaining interest from a number of other programs as well.
"SMU is my only offer," Roberts said. "TCU, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas A&M have all been talking to me, and there are a couple others."
Roberts says that it feels good to have the interest of schools of this caliber. However, he knows he still has to put in the work to get better.
"It feels great," said the 6-foot-3, 205-pound junior. "I know I have to work harder to get my name out there, but it shows that I've put in some work to get those schools talking to me."
Roberts says he was notified about his offer from SMU by his high school coaches sometime in the fall. But he has yet to speak with any of the SMU coaches.
Roberts, who will be attending Texas junior day, will not make the trip to Dallas for SMU junior day. But Roberts says he's interested in learning more about SMU.
"I'm considering it," Roberts said. "But I'm really trying to be patient because there is another spring coming up for me and also another season."
Roberts, who described himself as a ‘real smart kid,' says he will pay close attention to the academics of the schools he plans to choose from. With a specific major already in mind, Roberts says that for him, education comes first.
"I take academics really seriously," Roberts said. "I want to enter into an engineering program so I'm looking for academics first, athletics of course and then I just want to be in a good environment."
This past year Roberts, who runs a 4.45, says he had over 900 yards passing, 250 yards rushing, and eight total touchdowns. Roberts' Eisenhower team finished last season with a 4-2 record in district play but fell in the first round of the playoffs.
"Right now I'm staying on track," Roberts said. "I'm just trying to better myself. I grab my receivers every day. I'm getting my timing down and my reads in coverages. I'm just making sure that by the time the season rolls around, we're going to have a good season."
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