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Four-star WR narrows list

Four-star wide receiver Jemari Roberts (6-3, 205, 4.5) from Long Beach (Calif.) Wilson Prep is the complete package as a football player. He has the size D-I schools like in a modern wide receiver, good speed and better yet, the grades to get in any college in the nation.
Roberts has offers on the table form Arizona, Cal, Oregon, Stanford, Washington, Washington State and Colorado.
As a junior, Roberts hauled in 15 receptions for 183 yards and two touchdowns. He was downright lethal as a kick returner, racking up 588 return yards, on 18 attempts, for an average of 32.7 yards per kick while returning three kicks to the house. He also returned two punts for 44 yards.
Roberts was good enough to earn second-team all-league in one of the toughest league's in the CIF Southern Section.
Though, Roberts attended Cal's football camp going into his junior season, he decided to concentrate his efforts this spring on his team and by participating in several seven on seven tournaments, including the recent tournament that was held at USC that also showcased the talents of five-star wide receiver Shaquelle Evans from Inglewood, Calif., where Roberts more than held his own.
Roberts, a thoughtful young student athlete has already down his list of possible schools.
"I've narrowed down my list to Oregon, USC, Cal, Notre Dame and Stanford," Roberts said. "I will probably wait until I narrow down my list even more before I make my college decision. If I'm not completely sure about where I want to go, then I will probably take some official visits."
What is Roberts looking for in a school?
"I want to go to a school that is real well known and has a diverse student body," Roberts said. "I think diversity is pretty cool."
"Of course academics will also be a strong consideration," Roberts said. "I'm looking to major in some of the sciences, perhaps biology. I would like a career in medicine after my football days are over."
In a previous interview, Wilson head coach Mario Morales had the following to say about his talented wide receiver.
"Jemari is very humble, which is very rare in a teenager these days," Morales said. "He's very respectful to everyone; adults, his peers, and teachers, everyone.
"Jemari is very coachable in a big way," Morales said. "He brings that explosive threat every time he touches the ball.
"Every time he touches the ball, he gives us the chance to score or have a big play," Morales said. "His size and speed is something you don't see every day.
"Every time he touches the ball, he gets us excited."
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