Offers could be on the way for Roby

With the abundance of big wideouts permeating the college game nowadays, teams are looking for big corners who can run with them and play physically enough to not get overpowered. College of the Canyons CB Tyler Roby (6-3, 210) is one such prospect and he's got a ton of schools looking at him, but first and foremost on his mind is winning a big game this weekend.

"I came here to win a state championship and we've put ourselves in position to do that," Roby told earlier this week. "Bakersfield (who Canyons plays this weekend) is loaded with talent, but we're pretty talented too. I'm looking forward to facing their wide receivers because I heard they're fast and really good."

Roby prepped at Muir High School in Pasadena and was a good student, but failed to get a qualifying SAT score so he headed to Cayons to see what he could do at the JC level.

"The coaches here are great and they're about winning championships and getting their players moved on," Roby said. "They atmosphere here is so positive and we all just love to play together so I'm having a lot of fun."

While a senior at Muir, Roby was recruited by most of the Pac 10 and some other schools from across the western states.

"USC, UCLA, Oregon State, Utah State, Idaho, UNLV and Washington were all looking at me," Roby said. "I had offers, but I didn't qualify so that was sorta the end of that."

Roby started out at Canyons as a wide receiver and had 23 catches for 340 yards and two touchdowns, while also doubling on the defensive side at corner.

"They said they needed me over on defense so I played over there in some packages," Roby said. "I got on interception over there and then after the season our coaches came to me and said 'hey, we really need your abilities on defense' so I switched and I'm really happy I did because I'm having a blast."

With Roby's impressive size and immense athleticism -- 4.36 forty time and a 42-inch vertical -- he's been hearing from plenty of schools from across the country who are close to offering him.

"West Virginia, LSU, California, Minnesota, Kansas State, San Diego State, Washington State, Ole Miss and Temple have all been calling and telling me they like me a lot," Roby said. "West Virginia and Kansas State both said they wanted my film -- because I haven't really played corner before -- so they can see what I got and if they like what they see they will send me an offer."

Even with limited experience, teams have been shying away from Roby's side.

"I have five picks but only 16 tackles," Roby said. "It's respect I know, but it's still frustrating not to get many chances at making plays."

Roby will graduate in May with three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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