Tampa (Fla.) Plant sophomore wide receiver Austin Roberts already checks in at 6-foot-2, 195-pounds. Ultimately, in two years he may be making his way to a college campus as a tight end.
"I don't know how big I will end up being," Roberts said. "For now I am going to work as a wide receiver and tight end combination and figure out what is best for me in college."
Roberts combination of size and athleticism makes him appealing to colleges. This week, the 2014 prospect has received a trio of offers.
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"It has been very exciting so far," Roberts said of the offers.
The first school to offer was the Iowa Hawkeyes.
"In the middle of the school day I got a message from my coach that I had received an offer from the University of Iowa," Roberts said. "I really didn't believe him at first. I was extremely surprised. I had to make sure he wasn't pulling my tail or anything. A gigantic weight was lifted off my back. It was one of the better feelings of my life so far."
Roberts spoke with one of the assistant coaches on Kirk Ferentz' staff.
"I talked to the tight ends coach, Coach (Eric) Johnson," Roberts said. "He seemed like a pretty cool guy. He said they saw my game film and they saw how I was playing out there. He said he was very impressed by how I handled myself and how I played on the field. They also liked my GPA and everything. He told Coach Ferentz about me and they went ahead and pulled the trigger on me. I had never heard from Iowa, so that was a big surprise to me."
Next up for Roberts was an offer from Indiana. Come June, Roberts will call The Hoosier State his home as he is relocating to Carmel (Ind.) due to his father, Alfredo Roberts, taking a job with the Indianapolis Colts.
"I talked to Coach (Mark) Hagen," Roberts said. "We just really talked about how they have a great business school. We talked about their facilities. We talked about the upside of their team. Even though they didn't have the best season, they feel they are going to be greatly improved because they played so many freshmen last year. They just really want me to get up there to check out their campus this summer."
On Thursday morning, Roberts landed his third offer. It came from the Miami Hurricanes.
"It is huge," Roberts said. "I feel so blessed to be in the position I am right now."
In addition to his offers, Roberts mentioned that he has been receiving significant interest from Stanford and Tennessee, as well as others.
At this stage of the process, he isn't working with any leaders or favorites.
"I am not really thinking about that right now," Roberts said. "I am going to wait until some point in my junior year. I will see what offers I have then and I will start to narrow down my list."
As a junior, Roberts had nine receptions for 172 yards and a touchdown.