Is Roby close to signing?

From an athletic standpoint, College of the Canyons CB Tyler Roby (6-3, 210) has few peers. He's a gifted cover-corner who has the size and speed to battle almost any type of receiver. Roby was getting early interest from a number of schools, but with over three weeks passed since letter-of-intent day, the playmaking defensive back is still waiting to sign on the dotted line.

"I had a lot of interest from a lot of different schools," Roby told "I had offers from Kansas State, Utah State, Florida International and Ole Miss and schools like Oklahoma, Hawaii, Arizona State, West Virginia and LSU were calling me, but things just never worked out for me to sign."

Roby was leaning toward committing to Florida International shortly before signing day on February 6th, but he opted to wait and he no longer had an offer.

"I've been talking to Memphis a lot lately and I think they may be close to offering," Roby said. "If they offer me, I'm probably headed there, but I've just gotta be patient and wait to see how things pan out."

Roby was named First Team All-Western States Mountain Division for his play during the 2007 season.

"I finished with 16 tackles and five picks," Roby said earlier this month. "A lot of teams threw away from me, but I know it was out of respect for what I could do.

"You've gotta love it when they are scared to throw it your way, but it was sorta frustrating because I wanted to help our team more."

Roby will finish his two-year degree in May and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

We'll continue to track his progress over the next couple weeks and update things as they happen.

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