2009 WR Prospect Jemari Roberts

The junior wide receiver prospect, Jemari Roberts from Long Beach (Calif.) Wilson, has some impressive numbers -- he's 6-2, 205, had over 1,000 all-purpose years last season, and has a 4.1 GPA. And he has two scholarship offers already...

Long Beach (Calif.) Wilson receiver Jemari Roberts (6-2, 205), one of the top athletes in Southern California, is standing at two scholarship offers, but he expects more to come in the next few weeks.

"Oregon offered me on September 1st, the first day they could officially offer me, and did it as a receiver. Stanford offered me at the end of football season," said Roberts. "I'm hearing a lot from USC and some from UCLA. Notre Dame, UConn, Arizona State and Cal have also begun to contact me a lot."

Roberts said that he's very interested in the two L.A. schools. "I have interest in both of them, but probably more for USC since they've talked with me a lot more," said Roberts. "My top seven schools are Stanford, Oregon, USC, Cal, Arizona State, Notre Dame and UCLA."

Roberts attended the recent Meet and Greet at USC and will be going to Junior Days at Stanford and Oregon and possibly UCLA.

He said Stanford has a slight lead on all the schools. "As far as I can tell, it's a very prestigious school. A lot will depend on how I feel when I get up there," said Roberts.

Last week, Roberts watched the events of Signing Day and it perked him up. He said, "I did watch Signing Day shows and I'll probably stick it out until the end before I decide. I'll wait until my time comes and in the time between now and next Signing Day, I should have a good idea of what schools fit me best."

Roberts said a lot of factors will come into play when he makes his decision. "The size of the university, if it's a small town or an urban area, the academics, the diversity, I'm looking at all of those," said Roberts. "And the offense. I come from the West Coast Offense, so I like offenses that throw a lot. Staying close to home would be important but I think I'd be OK if I go further away."

A track runner, Roberts said that if that opportunity presented itself in college, he may do two sports, but football would be his obvious focus.

During the spring, Roberts plans to hit the camp and combine scene pretty hard. "I'm going to the New Level Passing Camp (in Las Vegas in March), the Nike Camp and USC's Skills Camp for sure," said Roberts. "I may do more as I hear about them."

Roberts had over 1,000 all-purpose yards, with many coming as a kick returner, and scored seven touchdowns.

Academically, he has a 4.1 GPA and scored a 1600 on his first attempt at the SAT. He is enrolled in two AP classes and two honors classes.


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