Demetris Robertson Decision Prediction, Recruiting Profile

    Demetris Robertson decision prediction and recruiting profile for the 5-star athlete out of Savannah, Ga.

    February 11, 2016

    Demetris Robertson decision prediction and recruiting profile for the 5-star athlete.

    Oh, so you thought the 2016 recruiting class was all locked up and solidified just because National Signing Day was over? You thought wrong.

    One big-time name decided to wait until after signing day to make his decision, and that was 5-star athlete Demetris Robertson, the nation’s No. 3 athlete and No. 23 overall player.

    Robertson opened up recently about his recruitment, and it seems as though he’s waiting for a test score to see if he can get into Stanford.

    For a long time, it appeared as though Georgia was the team to beat in his recruitment, but the Bulldogs have lost a bit of steam in pursuit of Robertson. Notre Dame was the only school to push Robertson toward making a decision on National Signing Day, and that might have hurt the Fighting Irish. It also might not have had an impact at all, but we’ll find out soon. Alabama still has a shot as well. Robertson plans to use one of his final two official visits to see the Crimson Tide if he doesn’t get into Stanford. According to Robertson, Cal, Georgia Tech and Ohio State are also still pursuing him.

    Decision Prediction

    Stanford Cardinal

    David Shaw already has one dynamic athlete playing for him in Christian McCaffrey, and it seems as though he’s in line to get another one in Robertson. If for some reason Robertson’s test scores fall a bit short of Stanford’s standards, keep an eye on Georgia. However, the expectation is for the Savannah, Ga. native to take his talents to the West Coast instead of staying close to home or heading to South Bend, Ind.

    Recruiting Profile

    Robertson isn’t just explosive, the kid is the definition of “burst.” At 6-foot-1 and 180 lbs he has the size to play both wide receiver and cornerback. Robertson’s footwork and acceleration allow him to get up field and turn the corner on defenders, which makes him a legitimate home run threat. On defense, he has the recovery speed and length you like to see in a cornerback. The technique needs work, but the raw athleticism is there.

    Player Comparison

    Offense: Percy Harvin

    He’s a little taller than the former Florida Gator, but much like Percy Harvin, Demetris Robertson is electric with the football in his hands. His footwork is deliberate, and he can turn the corner at any given moment. You can give him a pitch, a screen, or a jet sweep, and he’ll turn a 15-yard gain into 40 yards.

    Defense: Harrison Smith

    He’s much quicker than the Minnesota Vikings safety was coming out of high school, but their games have some similarities. Like Smith, Robertson attacks the ball in the air when it’s thrown over the middle. He can pick up man coverage and adjust on the fly. But Robertson also loves to hit. He’s not as good of a tackler as Smith, but that can come with reps. His speed, agility and length may force him to play cornerback instead of safety.

    MORE: 10 Potential Heisman Contenders From 2016 Recruiting Class


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