Delaware is not a state that routinely produces elite division one talent. However, in the 2017 class, they have one of the best players in the nation in Concord High inside linebacker Avery Roberts.
That offer came on Monday, and is one the Scout 100 linebacker was excited about.
”(I’m) very interested,” Roberts said. “They’ve expressed how bad they want me and (there’s) a great opportunity to play early. I’m interested in everybody that is interested in me.”
Roberts says that it is very early in the recruiting process for him and is not ready to discount any school that offers. His hope is to get up to the campus soon. If he can make it up in August, he will visit then.
If not, a visit in September to take in a game is likely. Given that it is only a four-hour drive from his home to Syracuse, unofficial visits should not be a problem for the 6-foot-2 linebacker.
His primary recruiter is defensive line coach Tim Daoust. The two are still early in their relationship, but that should develop as the process advances.
Roberts has an early impression of Syracuse from his general knowledge of the program and early research he has done on the school. That impression is a positive one of a program on the rise.
”It’s a program that has a lot of history,” Roberts said. “It’s on its way to being a strong force in the ACC.”