Jamir Roberts WR/DB: Post Inquiry Evaluation
Jamir Roberts is a wide receiver and defensive back for McDonogh High School. This Class of 2021 prospect has displayed the ability over his high school career to play both positions proficiently. It was great after writing an article previously on Roberts that I was able to get into contact with him for further questions. […]
Jamir Roberts is a wide receiver and defensive back for McDonogh High School. This Class of 2021 prospect has displayed the ability over his high school career to play both positions proficiently. It was great after writing an article previously on Roberts that I was able to get into contact with him for further questions. As I wanted to get Jamir Roberts point of view on a variance of topics from his overall game to his goals and achievements. This article will look to present his responses to the questions I posed to him. While analyzing the details provided in his answers to depict Jamir Roberts as a player.
The first pair of questions I posed to Roberts dealt with his opinions on what he sees as areas of strength and improvement in his game. Roberts stated, “I believe I have many strengths as a player. Instincts, knowledge of the game, ball skills, and versatility are just a few.” Continuing, “Ultimately my athleticism is my greatest strength. Most college coaches that I talk to mention the speed and athleticism they see when watching my film.” As Roberts explained to me, he has a 41-inch vertical, and talked how he has lowered his 40 time to 4.43 seconds. Doing this with the help of his sprint coach, Olympian Bernard Williams. His film showcases his speed and athleticism especially in coverage as a defensive back. This aids his ball skills and versatility to succeed at both positions he plays as well. When Roberts then addressed the parts of his game that he wants to improve this coming season. Roberts explained, “My goal is to improve my overall game. This means I need to enhance my strengths and eliminate any weaknesses that I may have.” Continuing, “I’m really new to the DB position. My speed, athleticism, and instincts have allowed me to do well despite not concentrating on the craft in the past. I now train with Prime Xample.” These responses show how he is adjusting to the corner position and working harder than ever to refine himself at this still new position. On offense he echoed the same sentiment of continuing to improve his overall skills. Also crediting his coaches at McDonogh for working hard to finding ways this coming season to get him more touches on offense. Roberts clearly depicts the work ethic he must have to improve both his strengths and weaknesses. To be a better and even more productive player for his team this coming season.
The next pair of questions I posed to him were what he considers his most important task at each position. While also inquiring about what position he feels currently he plays best. Roberts described, “At receiver, I would like to showcase my route running and playmaking ability. As a DB, I want to be able to shut down any receiver I face.” This means Roberts wants to continue to display he can be a major playmaker as a receiver. While also showing he can continue to handle the DB position. Displaying he can cover and take on some of the tougher receivers in his conference and shut them down. As far as his evaluation of what position he plays best Roberts was very detailed. He explained, “Some college coaches like me as a DB, other like me as a slot receiver and some like me as either.” He continued, “I am actually a more polished receiver than most people get to see. It’s possible that I am a receiver that can make plays at DB, even though my film may display the opposite.” Roberts as he described to me is open and comfortable playing either position in college. Plus, how he is happy to get the opportunity to play both positions. He even spoke how he sacrificed for his offensive game for the betterment of the team. Which show his leadership and want to help his team anyway possible win games. Roberts clearly believes he has more to offer offensively than he was able to show, and fully expects to display it this coming season. I then inquired about what he wants scouts to acknowledge the most about his game. He stated, “I hope scouts realize that I am capable of playing on either side of the ball on the collegiate level.” Showing he wants observers to continue to understand how valuable versatility is to his game. While also crediting his talent to contribute on either side of the ball at a high level.
I then concluded my questions by posing some more personal questions about his high school career and goals. First when I asked about any recent offers, he has received from college programs he explained the offer he received last week from the Naval Academy. Detailing, “I was always grateful to the Naval Academy for believing in me. I will be visiting Navy in a few weeks. Plus, I have frequent contact with many other schools.” This response really displays the appreciation he has for the offers he is receiving. While staying an active participant in his recruitment process so far. When I transitioned to the achievement, he considers most significant in his high school career he laid out his response thoroughly. Stating, “my greatest achievement is helping my team win a lot of games last season. Individually, although I have had some good moments, my opportunities were limited.” As Roberts explained he again with more opportunities will get to show what he is capable of, hoping to do this next year. While Roberts does acknowledge he has some good moments they’re still plenty of more to make this coming season. I then finished up with asking about the goals he has set for himself this coming campaign. Roberts described, “Right now I am working to get bigger, stronger, and faster. I plan to attend camps, put up some impressive numbers, and showcase my skill set on both side of the ball.” Roberts went on to further exclaim a want to excel in all three phases he can contribute at on the football field. As he is a player that is continuing to seek ways to help his team win games, while improving individually as a player.
Jamir Roberts provided me a lot of great insight to his game and himself as a player and person. A player that works very hard at his craft and is reaping the benefits of his hard work. Now he is poised for a huge season and will look to further impress scouts to drum up more interest from colleges.