CB Nick Roberts Will Visit This Summer

Apr. 11 -- Scholarship offers, including a recent one from UCLA, continue to sail in for longtime Miami commit and 2017 three-star cornerback, Nick Roberts, who's had a stellar offseason up to this point...

Five-star 2018 cornerback Tyreke Johnson isn't the only defensive back out of the Sunshine State that's secured a spot on UCLA's big board nearly 2,500 miles away in Pac-12 country.

Nick Roberts, a three-star cornerback out of the 2017 class who's been committed to Miami (Fl) since last summer, recently fielded a scholarship offer from Jim Mora's coaching staff after doing his part and connecting with the Bruins over social media. 

"I like them and I'm just trying to build a relationship with their cornerbacks coach (Demetrice Martin), but I'm going out there over the summer," Roberts said. "I think their coach saw my coach at a clinic and started talking about how he liked me and stuff, so I hit him up over Twitter.

"I don't know too much about them right now, but I plan to do my research on them."


The 5-foot-10.5, 177-pound junior out of Orange Park (Fla.) Oakleaf has certainly been playing with another type of confidence and swagger to start the offseason. He's proved his worth and blanked the majority of the opponents thrown in front of him, and provides our Scout members with a brief scouting report. 

"I've just been grinding and trying to get better and better," Roberts said. "I'm trying to work on the next level stuff, and not just my spot in high school. I think I do a good job of staying square on the line, getting my hands on the receivers to slow them down, and I have good ball skills and recovery speed as well."

Despite catching the eye of additional colleges and finding himself in the headlines, Roberts says fans of the U have nothing to worry about in regards to his standing with Mark Richt's football program.

"My commitment is very strong still," Roberts said. "What I like about Miami is that they send people to the league, and they're a very prestigious school with both academics and athletics as well.

"Shaq (Quarterman) and Darrion (Owens) both go there, and I look forward to continuing the tradition from Oakleaf to Miami. I also feel like I can come in and play as a freshman."

Stay tuned to Scout as we continue to monitor Roberts' recruitment. 

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