Jonesboro, Ga., weakside defensive end Darrell Robertson is one of the Southeast’s top pass rushers, but you also should note that he’s also one of the region’s top scholars. With a 3.9 grade point average and an 1100 on the SAT, Robertson is looking toward a school that gives him a great academic fit first, followed by football second.
And of the schoolst hat have called this month two seem to fit the bill the best.
“The main ones that stand out are Stanford and Maryland,” Robertson, who is 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, said. “I think that stands out are the academics at those two schools obviously, but their football track record also is impressive. They’re always going to bowl games and I like where those programs are at.”
Robertson, who wants to major in engineering, said he’s received calls from Maryland, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Stanford, Minnesota and Duke in May. He has offers from Stanford, Duke and Kentucky.
“I’m not even close to making a decision,” he said. “I’m also not sure what I’m going to do for summer camps. I think I’m just trying to stay focused on a lot of different things. I might go see as many places as I can.”
Robertson’s focus has been on his team that past few weeks. Jonesboro just recently completed spring drills and he said it was worth the time invested.
“We got some of the rust off,” Robertson said. “I think it helped show us where we’re at and where we’re going.”