Interview with Jermaine Roberts
By Reid Althage
LAFM: Name, position, school?
My name is Jermaine Roberts, and I Played football for St. Augustine High School. I am signed to play with the Texas Longhorns.
LAFM: Current height and weight?
5-10, 180 lbs
LAFM: Any notable statistics or honors from this past season?
I finished with 7 INTs and about 60 tackles this year. I had 3 punt returns for touchdowns and 2 kick returns for touchdowns. I made All-State, All-District, and All-Metro. I also played in the Under Armor All-American Game.
LAFM: When did you first come into contact with the Longhorns?
I first came in contact with them at the end of my junior year. They had come to see the players at our school.
LAFM: Was their any other teams you would say were next in line if you had to name 1-3?
I was also looking at UCLA and Ohio State. Texas was definitely my favorite though.
LAFM: Why did you choose Texas?
I felt like Texas was a better fit for my family and I. I just really liked the school and was comfortable in Austin.
LAFM: What did you enjoy the most about your recruitment process?
I actually enjoyed the traveling. I had never really been out of Louisiana, so to see other places was really cool.
LAFM: Who are some people that stand out as major factors in helping you along the way of your recruitment process?
My mentor, Coach Del Lee, is one person who stands out. He was at St. Augustine and is now the DB coach at Landry-Walker. He coached Tyrann Mathieu. He really helped me during the whole recruiting process.
LAFM: What do you bring as a player to the Texas football program?
On the defensive side of the ball, I go after the ball, I am not afraid to tackle, and I am a play maker. I am also great on special teams and can impact the game in that manner. I can play any role my team wants me to play.
LAFM: What is something you need to improve upon going into next year?
I want to improve upon my strait line speed and my technique. Their is always room for improvement, but those are the areas I need to focus on.
LAFM: Your school has produced so many great players and has such a great winning tradition. How does it feel to be apart of St. Augustine High School?
It feels great and make you work hard. As a player at St. Augustine, you want to work hard so you can live up to that reputation.
LAFM: What advice would you give the 2015 class on their recruitment process?
I would tell them to make decisions for themselves. Do not make a decision for your friends, family, or others. You have to go to a school where you are going to be comfortable for 4 years. They do not want to go anywhere they may end up regretting one day.