When it was done, Dorsey athlete John Roberson (6-0, 175) had served notice, having a solid game on both sides of the ball, made more impressive by the fact that he was only playing running back to spell an ailing Franklin.
Roberson took a kickoff back 75 yards for a touchdown, rushed for a touchdown and had an interception on defense, one of his better all-around games. After transferring from Washington Prep, it was the kind of game Roberson needed to make his mark with the Dorsey coaching staff.
"It was my first year at Dorsey so I was just doing what I could to let them know I could play," said Roberson. "For this year, they are putting me back at receiver."
"I play cornerback too, so mostly I'm being looked at as an athlete," said Roberson.
With Moore and Franklin having committed to UCLA, Roberson acknowledged that he's hoping to impress the Bruin staff this fall and possibly receive an offer from them too.
"Yeah, we've talked about playing together in college," said Roberson. "I think that would be real cool. I hear from UCLA a lot and E-Scott but they said that they want to see me at their camp and watch some of my senior year games."
Roberson also runs track for the Dons and said his forty time has been clocked as low as 4.45.
"I've got good speed and football speed," said Roberson.
Roberson said he would be at the Nike Camp, Scout.com Combine and the B2G Camp this summer as well as a receivers camp, hoping to increase his stock.
He finished the 2006 season with 625 yards on 100 carries and scored six touchdowns while adding six receptions for 97 yards, three of his catches going for scores.
Academically, he has a 2.8 GPA and will take the SAT in the spring.