A 6-foot-6 and 265 pounds, Austin Roberts certainly looks the part of a major FBS prospect. His offer list does as well. But the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Community College prospect is still sorting things out. It seems as though his group of truly committable scholarship offers changes frequently, so as he attempts to schedule official visits, he walks a fine line.
There are schools of interest, sure. There's just no set-in-stone pecking order or list of frontrunners. Roberts' recruitment is evolving.
"Nothing is set up yet, Roberts said. "But schools like Oklahoma, Nebraska and Miami want to set up visits for after we get out of camp. The newest schools are Nebraska and Oklahoma. Oklahoma already offered, but Nebraska is waiting to see my film after these little two-a-day practices."
Roberts plans to visit Oklahoma in the fall. He says that much is certain. Still, he insists that Texas and Miami are his two favorite schools. Charlie Strong's Longhorn staff offered Roberts a scholarship while they were running things at Louisville a season ago but is yet to make things official since making the move to Austin.
So while the three-star defensive end waits on something to shake on that front, he's given himself plenty of time to focus on other programs, Miami in particular.
"I like Miami for a lot of reasons," Roberts said. "I like Coach [Jethro] Franklin a lot and love coach [Al] Golden. They are both cool and I feel like they really want me on the team."
A timetable for Roberts' commitment is as uncertain as the larger picture of his recruitment. Even on that subject, he waffles. At this point, trying to predict much about where he may land and when he may do it seems futile.
"I'm thinking about getting it out of the way soon, but you know how it is," he said. "I'm not really sure yet. It could be soon, it could be after the season, it all really depends on these schools."
Roberts played last season at East Mississippi Community College before transferring to Northeastern Oklahoma.