Since Clemson offered Nate Roberts, his recruitment has taken off.
Clemson extended the offer to Roberts on July 8, and Seton Hall, Indiana, St. Joseph’s, Dayton and Kansas State all followed the same month, respectively.
The 6-foot-8 four-star power forward from John Carroll School in Bel Air, Md., was previously offered by Cincinnati, Massachusetts and Towson.
The Clemson Insider caught up with Roberts, a top-100 prospect in the 2018 class, who said he will visit Clemson for the first time in December.
What is he looking forward to seeing then?
“Just the overall campus and the new basketball facilities,” Roberts said, “and anything else they have in store for me.”
Clemson assistant coach Mike Winiecki has recently been in touch with Roberts.
“We talked about the student side of a player and also the basketball side,” Roberts said. “He talked about the program’s success and their goals they’re trying to achieve in the next upcoming years.”
“Also showed me what the new facilities look like virtually,” he added.
Roberts likes Clemson’s staff from his conversations with them.
“I haven’t really met everyone, but from what I heard it’s a collectively great group,” he said.
In addition to the schools that have offered, Roberts is garnering interest from Kentucky, Purdue, Syracuse, UCLA, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Xavier among others.
What will be important to him when he makes a decision in the future?
“I think the important points that will affect my decision would be how is the coach-to-player relationship, how is the academics at the school and the competitiveness of the program,” Roberts said.
Roberts recently visited Connecticut and took a trip to Syracuse earlier in the fall, as well.
Roberts is rated by 247Sports as the No. 5 prospect in Maryland, the nation’s No. 24 power forward and the nation’s No. 94 prospect overall in the class of 2018.