After Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas claimed a 29-7 victory over Tampa (Fla.) Plant in the Class 5A State Championship, four-star defensive back Marcus Roberson celebrated with his teammates and coaches.
"This is my first state championship that I have won," Roberson said. "I came to St. Thomas to be a part of this."
After the celebration wrapped up, the 6-foot-1, 170-pound defensive back spoke with media members about where his recruitment will go over the final month of the process. The Rivals100 prospect holds dozens of offers and has taken official visits to Auburn, Georgia, and Texas Tech. One of those schools, Auburn, is his leader at this juncture.
"That is a school that is highly recruiting me now and that I am highly considering right now," Roberson said. "I just like the tradition and the relationship I have with the coaches overall. I just have more of a connection with them than any other coaches."
"They call me often," Roberson added. "I was able to connect with them the first day I met them. They are really nice overall."
Roberson said that recently Auburn, as well as Georgia and Florida, have checked in on him. The in-state Gators are trying to get one of his two final official visits.
"I have just been talking to the coaches from Florida and they want me to get up there for a visit," Roberson said of Florida.
Recently, he had an opportunity to speak with Will Muschamp, the new head man in Gainesville.
"I talked to him one time but I want to get to know him more, find out what kind of guy he is," Roberson said. "I don't really know too much about him, so I am still looking like I said."
As for those final two official visits, he has a good idea on where he will head for one of them but admits nothing is set in stone.
"I am just taking them as they come," Roberson said. "I want to go to USC for one visit, really see what is going on there. I have a good relationship with their coaches."
His visit to Southern Cal will likely be on the weekend of January 14th.
He won't rush a decision and has yet to eliminate any schools from his list or narrow it down to just a select few.
"To be honest I am still looking at every school that is recruiting me. I want to see what fits me best," Roberson said. "Everyone is still recruiting me. I am just going to wait until the end to make my final decision."
Roberson had two tackles, a pass break-up, and an interception playing safety in the championship game. At the next level, Roberson is open to playing safety or cornerback, stating he will do whatever the coaching staff wants him to do with regards to a position.