Bellevue’s Henry Roberts Talks Latest Offers: By Scott Enyeart

Henry Roberts

Henry Roberts

 

     Few players in the Northwest have seen their stock rise more quickly than Bellevue (Wash.) 2015 OL/DL Henry Roberts.

     Roberts, who was not a full-time starter for the Wolverines in 2012, picked up his first offer back in February at the University of Washington’s Junior Day.

     “At Junior Day I was getting a tour, and Coach Sark pulled me aside and told me they wanted to offer me,” Roberts recounted to NEI. “It was pretty crazy, I had no idea I was gonna get offered. I was happy and it felt really good, but I didn’t dwell on it too much, and kept my focus on Bellevue Football and the upcoming season.”

     Since then, Roberts has been hard at work preparing for his junior campaign, and says things have been relatively quiet for the 6-foot-6, 266-pounder on the recruiting front – that is, until this week, when he landed offers from two more PAC-12 programs.

     Earlier this week, Roberts says was called into Bellevue head coach Butch Goncharoff’s office during a workout and was informed that Arizona State would be extending him a scholarship offer.

     The following day, the University of Arizona was on Bellevue’s campus recruiting. After the assistant from U of A left, Roberts was again called into Coach Goncharoff’s office and found out the Wildcats had also offered him.

     “I haven’t really worried about recruiting much, and had no idea I would get two more offers this week, but I am really grateful for them,” Roberts says.

     Roberts, who won’t turn 16 until early August, says he currently has no plans to attend college camps  or visit the schools that offered him this summer, “My sole focus is on Bellevue. I will do our team camp and just spend time with my family and teammates.”

     He carries a 3.5 GPA and will be one of the anchors of the offensive line in the Wolverines’ vaunted Wing-T attack.