Linebacker Dwight Roberson (6-0, 210) recorded a mind-blowing 174 tackles in his junior season, leading the Seraphs to the 2004 CIF Division IV title.
This upcoming season he makes the switch from the inside to the outside, and Roberson feels it will be good for him. "My goal this year is 200. Moving outside, I think I have a good shot, plus, I think I can get some interceptions now that I can drop into coverage more," Roberson said.
The switch has also been good for him in generating three scholarship offers. "My offers are from Oregon State, Boston College and Colorado," said Roberson. "And then I'm hearing a lot from Washington, Washington State, Oregon, USC and UCLA."
None of Roberson's three favorites have offered yet. "Washington State, UCLA and USC are my top three. Washington and Oregon are right there too, so is Oregon State. But those other three are my top schools," said Roberson. "I want to stay in the Pac-10, but I haven't closed the door on Boston College. But I think I want to stay out here."
Roberson attended the Adidas Camp at UCLA, the Nike Camp in Los Angeles and the Scout.com Combine in Berkeley. "I felt my performances there were pretty good. I did good at the Scout Combine. I ran a 4.6 forty and jumped 29 inches, and thought I did well in the drills. Some schools wanted to see me in the camps and see what I can do, and I think I did well," Roberson said.
Interestingly enough, some schools actually are recruiting Roberson as an athlete, possibly projecting him at other positions than linebacker. He worked out as a wide receiver at some of the camps. One scout, after seeing him at the Beyond 200 Camp, thought Roberson could be a safety, or even a running back.
Roberson will now begin to set up his official visits, and Washington and Washington State are the first two he definitely plans to make, though no dates have been set. "I want to take all of my trips and see if I can get some more offers, then I'll decide. But I really want to stay in the Pac-10, so my mom can see me play," Roberson said.
UCLA quarterback coach Jim Svoboda is recruiting Roberson for the Bruin staff.
Academically, Roberson has a 2.9 GPA and took the SAT in June.