Texas Athlete Focusing on Recruiting

With his senior season over, <b>Calvin Roberts</b>, the athlete from Port Arthur, Texas, is now focusing on recruiting, and looking to arrange his official visits...

Calvin Roberts, 6-0, 190, 4.4 Port Arthur (Texas) Memorial, just completed his high school football career and is now preparing himself for the next step by setting up visits to his top college choices.

When asked who was recruiting him the hardest at this time, Roberts said, "That would be LSU, UCLA, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Miami. LSU would be my favorite right now."

Robert said that all of the schools have made offers. "My season is now over, so as soon as the coaches call me to set up the visits I'll have my dates. I'm just waiting to set up trips."

Memorial finished fourth in league at 5-4 and failed to make the playoffs, but Roberts still managed to put up some very impressive numbers. He spent nearly the entire season on the offensive side of the ball playing quarterback. "I finished with 1,500 yards passing and 17 touchdowns, and I ran for 566 yards and seven touchdowns."

Most schools are recruiting him as a quarterback, but he is such a versatile athlete that the schools believe they can find a spot somewhere on the field for this fast and talented player.

Port Arthur is about one-and-a-half hours from Houston, and his family has no problem with him going away to school. "They want me to make the best decision for myself, and I want to take my trips before I decide on a school."

When asked if he was interested in seeing the UCLA campus, Robert said, "Oh yeah, I'm definitely going to visit them. Coach Pearce has been calling me pretty regularly. I've been getting mail from UCLA too."

Roberts runs track as well as plays football. He has personal bests of 10.32 in the 100 meters and 21.4 in the 200 meters. Roberts scored a 900 on the SAT and is qualified.

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