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Flint receiver chooses MAC school

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Flint (Mich.) Southwestern wide receiver Kendrick Roberts had an outstanding summer on the camp circuit and followed that up with another impressive season as a senior. The 6-3, 194-pound pass catcher picked up one Big Ten offer to go along with several MAC offers. On Tuesday he made a a commitment to one of the MAC programs that had offered.
"I will be continuing my football career at Western Michigan University," Roberts reported. "It's a relief now. It was hard because Toledo and Western were my top two and both of them were identical. They were both offering me the same thing both academic and athletic-wise. I ended up getting my head straight, came up with a decision and I feel good about it."
Roberts held offers from Central Michigan, Iowa, Toledo and Western Michhigan. Purdue was also showing a lot of interest late in the the fall.
Roberts took an official visit to Western Michigan the weekend of Dec. 10. He immediately followed that up with a trip to Toledo on the Sunday when he returned from Kalamazoo. By the end of the week, Roberts knew where he wanted to play college ball at.
"It was definitely the love that they have been showing me from day one," Roberts said. "I always knew they were going to be there for me and all the coaches and the staff were going to be there for me. Then, my family really liked it too.
"From the day I stepped on campus there was a lot of love from a lot of people," Roberts said. "I got to tour all the campus, facilities, went out with a lot of players and everything was pretty nice. They made me feel welcomed there and pretty much at home."
Although Flint Southwestern finished a disappointing 0-9 on the season, Roberts was still impressive, catching 40 passes for 736 yards and six touchdowns.
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