Earlier this week a dream came true for future Clemson quarterback Morgan Roberts as he received a Clemson offer and quickly committed to the Tigers. As Morgan prepares for his official visit he takes a look back and looks to his future as a Tiger.
“I didn’t know too much on Monday. I knew a decision was coming from Dabo on Tuesday whether I would get the greyshirt. They called my parents and told them I had the offer. My dad accepted on the spot. My parents came to school because they wanted to tell me in person and see my reaction. They let me know my dream had come true,” said Roberts.
The Country Day standout adjusted well to the coaching changes at Clemson.
“I got along well with coach Napier, but I really had a strong bond with coach Pearman. He is a great person all around and a great recruiter. The same with coach Swinney. When things didn’t workout with coach Napier I knew I had a great relationship with coach Swinney and coach Pearman,” said Roberts.
Morgan did his own research on coach Morris.
“When coach Morris was hired I really didn’t know too much about him. I did my research and looked up all of his ratings. It was very impressive. I can’t wait to play for him and learn from him,” said Roberts.
The greyshirt idea just came up recently for the Shrine Bowl MVP.
“To be honest, it hasn’t been there long. For a long time we were talking a regular scholarship. I had offers from some other schools including Dartmouth, Harvard, Marshall and Ball State. Things started to heat up with some ACC schools and SEC schools, but I knew Clemson was where I wanted to be. I am glad they moved first,” said Roberts.
Attention for Morgan really picked up after his impressive performance at the private school Shrine Bowl.
“Right after the bowl things heated up. After the break that one week was really hot. Luckily Clemson called because that is where I wanted to go the whole time,” said Roberts.
This weekend the future Tiger will be on campus for his official visit.
“I am going to take my official this weekend. I look forward to interacting with the players. I want to be around the student body. It will be fun to sit down with coach Morris. I haven’t met him in person yet. I want to start the learning process,” said Roberts.
Although Morgan will greyshirt, he may enroll this summer.
“We talked about a lot of options. I could enroll in June and get some partial time with the team. I would pay my way through January. That is what I want to sit down and talk to Dabo about this weekend. I would love to get on the field and learn as soon as possible. I am now part of the Clemson family so whatever they want from me is fine,” said Roberts.