David Roberts out of Harrison high school (not to be confused with the manager for the Dodgers) has been putting together a solid season during his junior year. The 2020 back has excellent vision, and that was never better on display than a few weeks back against Osborne.
What looked like a normal run play, turned into quite the gridiron spectacle. Roberts took a handoff up the middle until the defense bottle him up about 15 yards down field, but on that day, the elusive back was not to be denied from the endzone. Roberts made a hard cutback against the defense, bounced it out to the right sideline eluding several more defender, and before you know it, he was jogging into the endzone with dejected Osborne defenders trailing behind.
It’s been that kind of year for the junior, who has right under 1000 yards on the season and 15 touchdowns thus far.
“My junior year has gone well trying to mature as a student-athlete because this is around the time where it counts the most,” Roberts said.
Roberts definitely knows when it matters the most, and just last night he came up huge crossing the endzone for the 15th time this season, giving the Hoya’s a 23-17 lead with just 2:09 left to go against region-rival Sequoyah. That ended up being the final score, and with the win, Harrison’s region title hopes remain alive. The championship will be decided next week against the undefeated #2 team in Class 6-A this year in Creekview – better go buy your ticket now for that one.
Whether they earn the region crown or not, making a push in the playoffs is one of the many goals Roberts has this season. “My goals for this season was to stay lean, and work on my stamina.” He continued, “I would like to rush for 1500 yards and help my team make a run in the playoffs.”
Harrison has been ranked in the top 10 for most of the 2018 season outside of a slip up against Allatoona at the midway point. Juniors like Roberts have played a huge part, and that’s one reason why colleges are so interested in the 2020 back with excellent field vision.
Roberts has an ambitious schedule visiting colleges and would like to see Louisville, Auburn, Tennessee and potentially Memphis while the college regular season is still going. More schools are sure to be in contact, as Roberts is one of the better all-purpose back recruits in the state of Georgia for the class of 2020. The junior wants to be a complete package at running back, and is focused on improving his pass-catching, vision, blocking and ball security.
We have been following the progress of Roberts since his freshman year, and every season we have seen the 2020 recruit take another step in his development. Sophomore to junior year has been no different, as Roberts has stepped up as the featured back of the offense after starting 5 games in 2017, and has proven that he can produce against any defense. From our perspective, it’s not if Roberts get college scholarships, but when they will actually come in, so stay tuned to Recruit Georgia to hear the latest on David Roberts and his college recruitment.
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