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Roberts holding steady

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A productive season on the gridiron has given way to the final season of high school basketball for Cleveland (Ohio) Benedictine wide receiver Mike Roberts, but the 6-4, 240-pound prospect is still keeping recruiting on his mind.
"It's pretty much been the same," Roberts reported this week. "I don't have any new offers, but the teams I talk to the most are Louisville, Nebraska, Toledo, Ohio and Bowling Green."
North Carolina State had also offered Roberts earlier in the process, but his contact with the Wolfpack has been nonexistent since.
"The first and last time I talked to them was when they offered me," Roberts said.
Louisville has been a mainstay on Roberts list, and he took an unofficial visit to their campus earlier this fall. The contact with the Cardinal's coaching staff has remained strong throughout the fall.
"Coach [Larry] Slade was in my school today," Roberts said. "Sometime in January is when I am going to take my official, but I'm also in basketball season so I have to work around those things."
Most schools see Roberts as a pass catching tight end, who can flex out in the slot. Nebraska is one of the schools that sees the Cleveland native in that role, and they have been in contact with him every week throughout the fall. Back in September they messaged him that they would like to offer, but at this time he does not count them among his offered schools.
Roberts finished this season with 50 receptions for 791 yards and six touchdowns. He is also a standout on the basketball court, and poured in eight points and pulled down 10 rebounds in his team's first game. There is no doubt in his mind, though, what sport he will play in college.
"The game of basketball is just too soft for me," Roberts commented.
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