The UCLA Bruins landed a solid wide receiver from the class of 2014 on Wednesday as Austin Roberts gave the Bruins his verbal commitment. On top of being one of the top Indiana prospects, Roberts is also ranked 180th in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.
The other teams that offered at Roberts, but did not get his commitment were theOhio State Buckeyes,Alabama Crimson Tide, Miami Hurricanes, Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, Illinois Fighting Illini, Indiana Hoosiers, Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals,Maryland Terrapins, Michigan State Spartans, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Northwestern Wildcats, Stanford Cardinal,Tennessee Volunteers, USC Trojans, and Virginia Tech Hokies.
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.
Roberts’ commitment is No. 5 overall for the Bruins and moves their class to 68th overall (up 13 spots) in the 247 Sports class rankings. This is a big commitment for UCLA because I’m sure Ohio State would have loved to add Austin Roberts to their already 14 commitments.
Its also funny that Austin Roberts chose UCLA over USC after the Torjans released a video calling themselves “Wide Receiver U.”
The four-star recruit is currently ranked 3rd in the state of Indiana and 32nd among wide receivers by 247Sports.
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Also, check out the Fansided 150 Class of 2014 Rankings.