Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Verbal Remedies

Atascadero High's Brandon Roberts, an All-County tight end and linebacker on the Greyhounds' league championship football team, told me Tuesday he made a verbal committment to attend Cal Poly.

Since nobody else knows yet, I'll call it a Tribune/Bloggin' with Scroggin exclusive. Editors like when we write that.

Roberts had been getting recruiting attention from Pac-10 schools and was favoring Stanford before coach Walt Harris was fired and replaced by Jim Harbaugh. Last we'd spoken, he had narrowed his choices to Columbia and the Mustangs.

Roberts, 6 feet, 2 inches and 215 pounds, is currently coming off the bench for the Atascadero basketball team. Here are his football stats from this past season: 12 touchdowns (6 receiving, 5 rushing and 1 on defense), 24 receptions for 485 yards and 54 tackles on defense.

So Mustangs fans, what do you think? Can Roberts be a difference-maker at Cal Poly?


Anonymous said...

It will come down to attitude and committment on his part. He is small for a linebacker so we will see where they actually play him.

Anonymous said...

He's not too small. Shotwell was about the same size wasn't he. Maybe too small for the NFL but not 1-AA ball.