After rushing for 2,228 yards as a junior, Pearland, Texas, running back Brandon Roberson has established him as one of the state’s better backs. And with that, it means that he’s going to be a hot target on the recruiting.
And that’s true.
“I have an offer from Northwestern,” Roberson said. “That’s really it right now as far as offers, but I’m getting stuff from all over the place. And Rice called me earlier. They were telling me that they’ve been watching me since I was in junior high.”
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Indeed, Roberson has been a name that fans in Houston have been talking about for quite some time. Ever since he paired up with Oklahoma quarterback recruit Noah Allen as a freshman and rushed for 2,000 yards the past two seasons, he’s been a guy that fans have talked big things about.
So how does Roberson, who is 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds, handle the pressure?
“It’s really not pressure being the man or the guys look up too,” Roberson said. “I like those types of roles and relish that type of challenge. I don’t let them the pressure get to me and just keep working hard to do the right things.”
And the right things this upcoming season is going to be trying to figure out new ways to get the ball in his hands.
“We’ve got some new stuff,” he said. “We’re going to work to make the defense have to key on other people, instead of just me.”
When it again comes to recruiting, Roberson said UCLA has been sending him a lot of stuff and that he’s hoping to get recruited by Texas.
“I’m going to look at schools and out of state,” he said.
“Hopefully Texas will look at me. They were by the school last week, but I don’t know how interested they are in me. I know a lot of other people are, so I’m going to just do what’s best for me and do what makes sense.”