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California WR gets first offer

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Not many teams do a better job of unearthing talent in California than Colorado State, so when an early offer was extended to Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., receiver David Roberts, you know the kid has the potential to be special.
Roberts measured in at 6-foot and 165 pounds at the Rivals.com Junior Day in Anaheim, Calif., and his talent is just as big off the field as it is on the field.
As a junior he earned all-league and all-CIF honors after racking up 26 receptions for 533 yards and 33 tackles and seven assists. He also had four touchdown catches and one interception with his best game coming in a 24-14 victory over South Hills when he had four catches for 112 yards.
"Colorado State told me I was the top receiver on their board," Roberts said. "That was a really big honor. Coach Karl Ballard from Colorado State is a neat guy. He seems like a really energetic type coach."
Stanford is also reviewing his transcripts and just like on the field, Roberts excels off of it. He has a 4.1 grade-point average and scored a 1779 on the SAT recently.
"They told me the process of offering kids is a lot slower at Stanford because of the academic requirements," Roberts said. "They told me to hang in there, and that's something I'm going to be looking out for. I would be very interested in Stanford."
Idaho, BYU and UCLA are also showing interest. The Bruins and Cougars were by school on Tuesday and watched film on him.
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