Reggie Roberson is next in line to be a great wide receiver

MORGANTOWN, WV - OCTOBER 22: Daikiel Shorts
MORGANTOWN, WV - OCTOBER 22: Daikiel Shorts /

Reggie Roberson may not have expected to be in this role so early, but he is definitely ready for his time to shine on the WVU football team.

The WVU football team ultimately won Reggie Roberson’s heart in early February when he committed to the Mountaineers over Utah and Illinois. Hailing from the football hotbed of Texas, Roberson had obvious Division I talent, but some top schools were late to the party on fully noticing his potential.

The WVU football team didn’t offer a scholarship to Roberson until January, after his senior playing season was already complete at Horn High School in Mesquite, Texas.

He received more than 20 total offers to play football at the next level. Roberson ultimately chose the Mountaineers because of the right feeling he felt when he arrived on campus.

When Roberson first announced he had received an offer from Dana Holgorsen and the Mountaineers, he tweeted out #ThrowItUpU to signify the WVU football team’s notorious offense in the Big 12 Conference. The “air raid” offense is still a thing, and with Reggie Roberson in the mix, the Mountaineers may possess one of the best offensive units in the country.

Reggie Roberson may have had doubters of what his potential could be in high school. However, now that he is on campus in Morgantown and had an impressive fall camp, he has been one of the most talked about receivers.

He’s just a freshman, but the WVU football coaching staff and Mountaineer Nation believes we will be hearing a lot from Reggie Roberson this season.

That size would be an inviting target to any quarterback. The Mountaineers are blessed to have Will Grier now on board. The Florida transfer will be tasked with getting the ball to Reggie Roberson as often as possible.

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The reason we are seeing Reggie Roberson’s name creep up the depth chart is because of the loss of Marcus Simms for the Virginia Tech game and the transfer of Jovon Durante to FAU.

Roberson is also getting a lot of attention because the wide receiver position was shaping up to be a hole for the Mountaineers. Players like Daikiel Shorts, Shelton Gibson and Devonte Mathis left after last season.

That’s a big chunk of the Mountaineers receiving production. Ka’Raun White is now the top returning wide receiver, so there is space for more players to make a move and make an impact.

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Reggie Roberson is certainly one of those players. Listed as a three-star recruit, Roberson can end up being a five-star player for the Mountaineers. He wasn’t really regarded as the most hyped recruit coming to Morgantown, but he is already receiving his rightful praise at this time of the season.

Come Sept. 3, Virginia Tech has to be ready for what this freshman can bring to the field.