Jan 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide drill team and mascot cheer against the LSU Tigers during the second half of the 2012 BCS National Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Football Recruiting: Austin Roberts Attends Crimson Tide's Camp

On Monday, the Alabama Crimson Tide hosted the 3rd best prospect from the state of Indiana as 2014 wide receiver Austin Roberts attended the Crimson Tide’s camp. On top of being one of the top Indiana prospects, Roberts is also ranked 180th in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

So far, Roberts has received notable offers from the Ohio State Buckeyes,Alabama Crimson TideMiami HurricanesFlorida GatorsFlorida State SeminolesIllinois Fighting IlliniIndiana HoosiersKentucky WildcatsLouisville Cardinals,Maryland TerrapinsMichigan State SpartansNebraska Cornhuskers, Northwestern Wildcats, Stanford Cardinal,Tennessee VolunteersUSC Trojans, UCLA Bruins, and Virginia Tech Hokies.

Apr 20, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban during the A-Day game at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Some use to think that the race for Roberts was a three team race (with a surprise fourth), but now the majority of the recruiting experts are predicting the Bruins to land this 2014 recruit.

Right now, 15 out of the 27 recruiting experts on the 247 Sports Crystal Ball have Roberts committing to UCLA over Ohio State.

Monday’s visits has turned into a very important one for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Before receiving an offer from UCLA, many were predicting Bama as one of the teams to land Roberts. It might be hard to believe, but Nick Saban will need to do some heavy work in order sway Roberts over to the Tide.

Roberts has the size, speed, change of direction, and agility that any major football program would want.

The only aspect of his game that needs development is his hand. If he can improve his hand at the college level, Roberts will be a quality option for any Division I team.

The four-star recruit is currently ranked 3rd in the state of Indiana and 32nd among wide receivers by 247Sports.

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