Son of NFL TE coach seeing interest as a TE 

January, 30, 2013
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Most people would think that being the son of an NFL tight end coach would result in long, laborious, tactical conversations about the position and schemes.

And don’t get it wrong, Watch List wide receiver Austin Roberts (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) has had a few of those conversations with his father, Colts tight ends coach Alfredo Roberts. But more often, the two will talk about the recruiting process, with Alfredo giving advice to his son about how to handle it as a player.

“He was at FAU before he was in the NFL so he’s able to give me the recruiter’s perspectives,” Austin said of his father. “He has been a really big help so far.”

The 6-foot-2, 208-pound receiver (who some colleges are looking at as a flex-tight end-wide receiver) holds nine offers from the likes of Florida, Miami (Fla.), Ohio State, Stanford and Indiana.

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