Camp Report: Roberts Makes First Visit to VT

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After making his first ever visit to Virginia Tech on Saturday, Smithfield (VA) WR/DB Dyrell Roberts has taken the first of two key visits in the month of June. Needless to say, the visit was important for the Hokies to impress the dynamic 6-2, 190-pound playmaker. After all, Roberts had visited the University of Virginia on many occasions throughout the past 12 months and had enjoyed each one.

“It was cool,” Roberts said of Virginia Tech. He made the trip with one of his coaches and several teammates. “I like the way everything is laid out. I just like everything up there about it. I like the brick on all the buildings. We took a tour of the campus on Friday and I liked everything.

“I didn’t think it would be as good as it was because of what happened in April, but through all of that the campus pulled together and came as one.”

Roberts, who earned a scholarship offer from Virginia Tech in late February, was not required to participate in Saturday’s camp. He did so anyway, though, and afterwards learned of which position the Tech staff wants him to play.

“They said I didn’t have to work out, but I did,” Roberts said. “After the camp, they said they want to keep me on the offensive side of the ball. I have seen everything. I know how many receivers they are losing this year. I think it could be a real good place for me to come in and start early. They like my speed, height, hands…everything.”

Virginia Tech’s coaches made an impression on Roberts.

“When I came there, they made me feel comfortable,” Roberts said. “They made me feel like I was already part of the team. They let me know how much they are interested and how much they like me. It was an at-home atmosphere.”

Roberts’ next important visit as far as the in-state programs are concerned is to Virginia for camp later this month. He attended UVa’s camp last summer and has also been to preseason practice, a February junior day and April’s Spring Game.

At this point, Roberts says he cannot name a favorite between Virginia and Virginia Tech.