HOUSTON - Many people know his counterpart, four-star defensive back Daniel Johnson but the other safety spot is home to a severely overshadowed talent in the 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect Russell Roberts.
With a possibility to play both wide receiver and safety, Roberts is hearing from a host of colleges and has added his first offer from Air Force. However, they look to be joined soon possibly by the likes of Oklahoma State, Tulane, Rice, TCU, SMU, and several others.
Then again, this young man isn't too concerned about not being the spotlight.
"If I'm playing good, I don't care," Roberts said. "I know I've had a good year, colleges are noticing, and that's all that matters. Daniel is a good player and we have just tried to do our jobs out there together."
Roberts is planning on setting up some visits to Oklahoma State and Air Force in the near future. However, he's clear about where his main interest is at.
"I'd really like to keep things in the state of Texas," Roberts said. "Rice is first on my list, and then TCU, Texas Tech, and SMU. Rice has to get you admitted before they can offer, so we're working on that."
The season didn't go the way that Roberts would have liked, but he admits he and his talented junior class have something to build on.
"We expected more, sure, and I thought we would have made the playoffs," Roberts said. "I think the way we ended the season with a win there will help carry us over well into the next season."