Late last night (at least by my standards) the Colorado Buffaloes landed their first in-state commit and the third overall in the 2016 recruiting class. Denver South High School offensive lineman Terriek Roberts announced on Twitter he's decided to stay in-state and become a Buffalo.
The 6-foot-6, 255 pound lineman was very impressive at CU's individual camp last weekend, according to Adam Munsterteiger from Buff Stampede and earned the offer shortly after. As Colorado's top offensive tackle, Roberts was heavily recruited by many schools including Arizona State, Colorado State, Nebraska, Kansas and Wyoming.
Coach MacIntyre persuaded the Denver South star by offering a better future with the Buffs.
"He said I would have the best opportunity at CU to get on the field and that made my decision over the other schools", Roberts said. "Just the fact that he offered me at both defensive tackle and offensive line, proves he's willing to trust me. It's rare for a coach to offer at both positions and Coach Mac said he wants to build around me being a homegrown kid."
He's a raw athletic talent who's been working recently to improve his conditioning with former NFL lineman and CU alum Matt McChesney at SixZero Strength and Fitness. The rumors are true about Roberts' ability to play tight end and he could be effective on both sides of the ball with 4.9 40-yard dash speed. He has great upside and hopes to play as a true freshman, but knows what comes first.
"The most important thing is to contribute for the team. I'm putting on weight and getting stronger. I hope to get to 270 pounds by the time I get to Boulder."
Welcome aboard, Terriek!
Image courtesy of Buff Stampede
Other Schools of Interest: Arizona State (O), Colorado State (O), Nevada (O), San Diego State (O), Kansas (O), Utah State (O), Wyoming (O)
Status: Verbal with Colorado