Jap Washington Switch Receiver Freddie Roberson He spent the final month looking for the correct match for his senior 12 months of faculty soccer. This weekend throughout his state go to to Mississippi, Roberson discovered what he was on the lookout for and his search got here to an finish.
On Saturday evening, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Roberson dedicated to Mississippi, and on Sunday, he introduced his resolution on social media.
“It is nice being on the SEC,” famous Roberson, who is anticipated to take this semester. “I instructed coach (Zach) Arnett about it on Saturday and the coaches knew about it. I simply need to produce and have a blast my final season and present what I’ve bought within the SEC.
“I am going up towards the 2 greatest defensive backs within the nation, and I am trying ahead to it. I am trying ahead to large issues and I need to roll.”
Roberson entered the switch gate final month and has since collected different presents from Penn State, Brigham United, West Virginia, Arizona State, Washington State and extra.
Previously two seasons at Jap Washington, Roberson made 94 catches for 1,576 yards and 13 touchdowns. He’s additionally the primary switch on the offensive facet of Ball to affix the Bulldogs this low season.
Throughout his keep in Starkville this weekend, Roberson felt properly on campus and energetic about SEC soccer.
“The go to went very properly and there have been a couple of issues that stood out to me just like the followers, the group and the way invested they’re in soccer,” stated Roberson, of Seattle, Washington. “I bought an excellent feeling about that and the way completely different it’s in SEC soccer than FCS soccer. It was nice to see.
“It was nice to speak with the coaches as properly. They’re all actually good guys and you’ll inform they’re real. The communication with them and the gamers was nice.”
In fact, Roberson additionally bought to hang around with Arnett, who took over this system in December after Mike Leach’s tragic dying.
“I’ve had good conversations with Coach Arnett,” Roberson added. “I simply chipped it in with him in his workplace and he instructed me what their assault plan was and the place they noticed me on offense. We talked lots and he stated I might thrive there on offense.”
Later within the weekend, Roberson was in a position to get a extra detailed view of the offense by way of his conversations with offensive coordinator Kevin Barbay and receivers coach Chad Bumphis.
“I had an opportunity to speak with Coach Barbay and he is a very good man,” Roberson stated. “It was nice to speak to him about some soccer however we additionally talked about household and what I love to do outdoors of soccer.
“So Coach Bump is one other good man. He is a legend in Mississippi and that is a plus there. He noticed my film too, and he instructed me he cherished it.”
Roberson additionally added that Barbay confirmed him how he can be used within the offensive scheme.
“To a big extent, Coach Barbay let me know what my function can be,” Roberson defined. “He stated I am one of the best in one-on-one conditions and that is how he needs to make use of me. He stated he is bought a flexible assault that fits his expertise and that he may run some professional fashion combos or RPOs and he needs to take some element photographs. He is on the lookout for an explosive man on the market and thinks he is I can do that function.”
Naturally, Roberson additionally acquired perception from the gamers on the Bulldogs program. Much like his conversations with coaches, he loved the responses he acquired.
“I bought to hang around with a few of my working backs like Simeon Value and Dillon Johnson,” stated Roberson. “I went out with among the different guys they usually have been letting me know what this system was about and what the id was in Mississippi. They have been giving me the rundown and telling me concerning the season and the way it performs out towards Alabama and LSU and groups like that.
“They answered my questions concerning the ambiance and instructed me it was a unique sport on the market. However they stated if I labored for it I had the expertise to outlive within the SEC.”