2014 four-star cornerback Stephen Roberts named the Alabama Crimson Tide the leaders in his recruitment, and Alabama stands alone at the top in the race to land the top 250 recruit. Roberts would be a huge in-state catch for the Crimson Tide, but they will continue to have plenty of competition from hated in-state rivals the Auburn Tigers. 247Sports “Crystal Ball” feature has five predictions on where Roberts will make his college choice, and three of the experts chose Alabama- the other two picked Auburn. Alabama is the leader right now, but we’ll see if Auburn can narrow the gap.
Roberts also has offers from the Florida State Seminoles, Kentucky Wildcats, and Florida State Seminoles. The Clemson Tigers and Vanderbilt Commodores have also reportedly offered, but I fully expect Stephen Roberts to receive even more major offers as we head into June and beyond. He is clearly one of the top 250 recruits in the country, and schools like Mississippi State, South Carolina, and Georgia could be the next SEC offers for him.
The Opelika standout is right in the top ten among prospects in the state of Alabama, and he is also among the top 25 cornerback recruits in the country. At 6’0″, 175 pounds, Roberts as a solid frame and has plenty of speed. Roberts has the potential to be a big-time playmaker at the position with his ball skills, and he sometimes reminds me of a free safety with his ball-hawking ability. Alabama would love to have him, and they are definitely in a great position to land him. He has affirmed Alabama’s standing as the team to beat in his recruitment, and this comes shortly after Roberts attended Alabama’s famed “A-Day” on Saturday.
Last month, he attended junior days with Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt, and he also unofficially visited Florida State and Auburn. It was Georgia Tech who offered during Roberts’s junior day visit. He had 64 tackles, nine for a loss, four picks, three pick sixes, and 11 passes defended last season for Opelika. Although he misses his fair share of tackles, Roberts has the coverage skills and ball skills to become an impact player for a school like Alabama. He has the speed to hang with some of the country’s top deep threats as well.