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Iowa the latest to offer Michigan receiver

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Flint (Mich.) Southwestern wide receiver Kendrick Roberts did not make many appearances on the camp circuit this summer, but that has not stopped colleges from tracking him down and extending scholarship offers. The 6-3, 194-pound pass catcher detailed his offer sheet on Wednesday.
"So far I've got four offers from Iowa, Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Toledo," Roberts reported. "Buffalo is going to be offering too and I'm talking to Michigan State, Cincinnati and Syracuse."
Iowa is the most recent school to offer Roberts. Hawkeyes' wide receivers coach Erik Campbell had a chance to scout Roberts at the Sound Mind, Sound Body Camp in June and just extended an offer within the last week.
"That just came two days ago," Robert said. "I received a postcard from Coach Campbell about three days ago and it said he wanted me to get in touch with him, so I called him and we talked. I had met him at Sound Mind, Sound Body and he was basically saying he never forgot about me and was just getting around to it. He seemed pretty nice and he's a pretty good coach, so I am going to have to go down there for myself and see what it is all about."
Roberts has talked to Iowa about an official visit, and the two parties have agreed on setting that up for a game this fall. In the meantime, the Michigan receiver plans to take a few unofficial visits to other schools that have offered him before his senior season begins.
"Central and Western have probably been on me the toughest out of everybody," Roberts said. "With Western, I am going down on for a visit next week on the 11th. Then I am going to Central Michigan on Friday."
At this stage of the process, Roberts does not list any favorites. He plans to let his recruiting process develop over the course of his senior season.
"I am keeping my options open and do not have my mind set on anywhere," he said. "I just want to go to college; that's my main concern. I'm going to go out [to schools], see how it feels, get a vibe from the environment and coaching staffs and basically just looking for what fits me.
"I know a lot of late offers are probably going to come because I haven't been out there like that, so I am just going to wait unless I find somewhere I think I fit in."
As a junior, Roberts put up impressive numbers, catching 46 passes for 1,005 yards and 15 touchdowns. He is looking for even more productivity as a senior.
"The main thing is I want improvement," Roberts said. "I want to do better than I did last year and hopefully reach bigger goals."
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