After months of dramatic twists and turns it appears that five star Savannah Christian wide receiver Demetris Robertson will finally announce his college destination this afternoon at 1:00 PM at Atlanta's College Football Hall of Fame. Robertson will announce from among three finalists: Georgia, Notre Dame, and Cal.
After decommitting from Alabama early in the recruiting process Robertson was today talk to you Stanford and Notre Dame. His family have reiterated throughout this process that academics will play a major role in his decision. When Robertson was not able to get things in line to qualify at Stanford, Notre Dame perhaps became the school which best combines elite academic reputation and football prowess.
But Robertson also took an official visit to Berkeley in October which seems to have really impressed him. My sense from his comments is that, much like class of 2015 signing rope on Smith, Robertson is a bit taken by the idea of playing on the West Coast. Of course, a lot of prospects are until the time comes to pack up and leave family and friends 3000 miles away.
Georgia is of course the home state school, and Robertson has a long-standing relationship with both Kirby Smart and Glenn Shannon from their time in Alabama. Georgia really seemed to be trailing in this race for a long time. However, as the saga has gone on Robertson's family has finally visited Athens with him, giving them a chance to see some of the world-class academic programs in the Classic City. Also the Bulldog coaching staff and commits have stayed on top of him, relentlessly recruiting the 5'11, 175 pound athlete.
My money is on the Bulldogs in this one, but Robertson's recruitment has been so enigmatic I don't think any fan base can feel like they've got it in the bag. If not Georgia, I could see Notre Dame being Robertson's choice. But the Bulldogs are his childhood favorite, so far as I know he's never taken his family along on a visit to South Bend, and Robertson's spent a lot more time in Athens.