October 20, 2008

Roberts gets good news

Four-star wide receiver Jemari Roberts (6-3, 205, 4.5) from Long Beach (Calif.) Wilson Prep heard some great news last week, and Stanford fans will agree.

"I was notified last week I got admitted, so I am real happy about that," Roberts said.

The wide receiver committed to the Cardinal on August 6th and had been awaiting the news from Stanford admissions.

As a junior, Roberts hauled in 15 receptions for 183 yards and two touchdowns. He was downright lethal as a kick returner, racking up 588 return yards, on 18 attempts, for an average of 32.7 yards per kick while returning three kicks to the house. He also returned two punts for 44 yards.

But the 2008 season is going even better for Roberts and his Wilson Prep team.

"This season is going a lot better than last season, last year we were 1-9 and this year we've improved and have won three already," Roberts said.

And on a personal note Roberts is enjoying a stellar senior season.

"My stats are on pace for a 1,000 yard season so I am happy about that," Roberrts said. "More all around yards than just receiving yards because they move me around a lot. And I'm on kickoff return and punt return."

As with nearly all the '09 class Roberts talks of the bond that has already been formed with the other recruits.

"We have an email chain set up with Terrence (Stephens) and some of the other guys," Roberts said. And we've been texting a little bit more. Our group thinks we can be real special."

Roberts, who plans on a science major, is eager to arrive on campus.

"The combination of athletics and academics was a big draw for me," Roberts said. "And I think being the football player I am I can go there and make an impact immediately as far as coming in as a freshman and playing right away."

Even though several schools keep in contact with Roberts (USC and UCLA among others), the only official visit he plans on taking is to Stanford on January 9th.

"I still get mail from USC and contact from UCLA, so I'm thinking those schools still want there shot," Roberts said. "But I am still completely committed to Stanford."

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