The last piece of the 2016 college football recruiting class will fall into place Monday with the commitment of the number one athlete and wide receiver in the county Demetris Robertson.
The 6’1” 180 kid from Savannah, Georgia will be at the College Football Hall of Fame to announce his choice between Georgia, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Alabama or Stanford.
The kid really wanted to go to Sanford, but it appears he might have fallen a little short on his SAT. Robertson appears to be very focused on academics as well as football.
Here’s what else we know about the “lone wolf” of this past recruiting cycle.
He originally committed to Alabama, but decommited at the end of last football season. He was very close to Kirby Smart and Glenn Schulman, who are now at Georgia.
The kid signed papers with UCLA first, which raised some eyebrows. Apparently his official visit went very well, but it appears that it didn’t do enough to get him.
He was supposed to have taken an official visit to Alabama, but that never materialized. However, last weekend he posted a photo on his Instagram of him and Nick Saban, leaving UGA fans with a worried look on their face.
His mother, brother (whom he lives with) all visited Athens for his final official visit several weeks ago. Apparently, his mother, who is a large part of his decision making, was really impressed. She has wanted to attend Georgia Tech at first. UGA did everything they could to show his mother the type of academics the University of Georgia had by letting them not only tours the Terry School of Business, but by letting them speak to UGA President Jere Morehead. That turned out great, many close to the family said.
Notre Dame looked to be the leader as well. May expect the Irish to pull it out in the end. They sent the team’s equipment truck to his house earlier this year in an attempt to sway him. Is that enough?
Whoever gets his signature Monday will be getting a bonefid starter. The experts said that he is one of, if not the fastest kids in the country.
If you are keeping track at home, a commitment from Robertson would move his team two to three spots up the final poll. Well, expect for Alabama who can’t get better than one.
Time will tell, but I think the “home” push by Kirby Smart will be enough for the Dawgs. If not, I think he heads to South Bend.
Heck, it ended well last year for holdout Roquan Smith.
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