UA Game jersey tour: Jermaine Roberts

October, 10, 2013
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Senior cornerback Jermaine Roberts (New Orleans, La./Saint Augustine High) was presented his honorary game jersey during the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the 2014 Under Armour All-America High School Game at Saint Augustine High School in New Orleans on Friday.

Jermaine Roberts
Courtesy of IntersportCB Jermaine Roberts is one of 90 players selected to compete in the UA All-America Game.
The event was part of the three-month tour for the UA Game.

Roberts, a Texas commitment, is one of 90 players selected to compete in the seventh-annual UA All-America Game, a nationally-televised competition which spotlights the country’s top high school seniors. The 2014 game is set for 4 p.m. ET on Jan. 2 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be televised on ESPN.

“First of all, I would like to thank God, my coaches and my family,” Roberts said. “And I’ll see y’all at the Under Armour All-American Game. Thanks y’all."

Saint Augustine head coach Cyril Crutchfield says his star corner is a man of high standards.
“Once again, he’s a person of high standards. A great student athlete [who] does the things he needs to do in the classroom. And he’s a tremendously hard worker on the field, and we expect big things out of him.”

For Roberts, being selected to the UA Game is a sign that good things happen when you work hard.
“It feels great knowing all the hard work pays off. I accepted this because I knew it was probably one of the last times [I'll be] playing with one of my brothers. I think I was selected because of my speed and my ball-hawking ability,” he said.

The 5-foot-9, 166-pound Roberts is the No. 172-ranked prospect overall, and the No. 15 cornerback in the class. He committed to Texas over offers from Ole Miss, TCU, UCLA, Oklahoma and a number of others.

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