Grobe Has Ties To Robertson

In the last few weeks, Coach Jim Grobe returned to his old stomping grounds in hopes to add Daryl Robertson to Wake Forest's 2006 recruiting class.

"Wake Forest offered about a week or two ago," said Robertson. "We were having a mini camp at school and they called me and offered."

Robertson, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive tackle from Bedford (Va.) Liberty, also garners scholarship offers from Maryland and Virginia Tech.

Liberty High School was the launching site of Grobe's head coaching career. A year after holding a graduate assistant position at his alma mater, Virginia, Grobe became the head coach of Liberty High School.

The connection has gotten Robertson's attention, but it's the proximity of the campus to his home that stands out.

"It's close – it's not that far," said Robertson. "I have family in North Carolina and go there a lot."

Along with Maryland, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, N.C. State, Miami and Colorado, Robertson considers Wake Forest among his early favorites.

Despite being one of the closer division I-A schools to his Bedford home, Robertson has yet to see Wake Forest's campus. He has, however, unofficially visited Maryland and Virginia Tech.

Robertson hopes to unofficially visit Wake Forest before the end of the summer. He is set to visit Virginia for their junior day this weekend, and plans to camp at both North Carolina and Virginia Tech this summer.

On his way to all-district and all-region honors on both sides of the line, Robertson recorded 85 tackles and five fumble recoveries.

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