Four-star LB Avery Roberts picks Nebraska over Penn State
Another day, another big 2017 get for Nebraska.
This time, Mike Riley’s latest key commitment didn’t come from California. It actually came from the other side of the country.
Avery Roberts, a four-star inside linebacker and the No. 1 player in Delaware, announced his commitment to Nebraska on Thursday:
— Avery Roberts (@AveryLB11) April 21, 2016
Roberts was down to Nebraska and Penn State. There was speculation that Penn State was the possible favorite after he visited the Lions for their spring game last Saturday.
In the end, Roberts chose to give his commitment to the Huskers because of his relationship with linebackers coach Trent Bray.
Trent Bray strikes again. Roberts' coach Greg Mitchell said of Bray: "He just has a good way with the kids. He's just not a BS'er." #Huskers
— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) April 21, 2016
The Wilmington, Del. native is the No. 185 player overall in the 247sports composite rankings.
Roberts’ commitment continued what’s already been a big spring on the recruiting front for Nebraska. The nation’s No. 6 linebacker joined a class that has a pair of four-star recruits in Tristan Gebbia and Keyshawn Johnson, Jr.
Nebraska’s seventh 2017 pledge is only the second defensive player in the class, which is up to No. 17 overall in the 247sports rankings.