Good news on the way for Austin Roberts?

Good news on the way for Austin Roberts?

Carmel (Ind.) High School junior wide receiver/tight end Austin Roberts is feeling fully adjusted to his new school since moving from Florida last year. Roberts talks visit plans, what's next with Michigan, and where he envisions lining up in college.

Transferring from Plant (Fla.) high school up to Carmel (Ind.) high school last spring, 2014 wide receiver Austin Roberts went through a bit of an adjustment period prior to his junior season. After months of integrating himself among the population in school and on the football field, Roberts believes his first fall in Indiana was a success.

"I had a very good junior year in my eyes," Roberts told GoBlueWolverine. "I made improvement in many different areas in my game. I hit the weight room pretty hard too. I'm right around 210, 208 -- around that range. So it's been a productive year so far."

Roberts 6'3 frame is giving college coaches more to think about in his recruitment. Possessing superior pass catching skills along with a broader build, Roberts is being likened to a current NFL star.

"It's starting to look like that now because the schools that offered me before said they were going to see what I grow into," said Roberts. "I don't think I'm going to get much taller, but everybody says I have a good frame to put more weight on, so now I'm starting to turn into an Aaron Hernandez type."

Iowa, Ohio State and Michigan have all been by Carmel recently, with Michigan assistant coach Curt Mallory making his way in on Wednesday.

"We spoke on the phone and I was talking about what exactly I was being recruited as cause I'm kind of a swing player between receiver and tight end," said Roberts. "He said they're kind of looking at me like a tight end that they move around a lot because they do a lot of tight end sets, and they said I'd be a guy that moves around. I really do see myself playing that in college also."

The Wolverines have yet to offer Roberts but coach Mallory did offer a positive piece of advice that could result in a big day for the talented young man.

"They told me to call around signing day so I can get on the phone with coach Brady Hoke, so I think that's a possible foreshadowing to some pretty good news, hopefully," said Roberts.

Roberts plans on narrowing his list of schools to a top five or six towards the end of spring, with plans to get to as many schools as possible including Stanford, Florida, Ohio State, Louisville, Michigan and Iowa.

At this point in the process, Michigan's chance of making the cut is very strong, with an opportunity to be bolstered if the next few weeks go as planned.

"If I was going just straight football they'd be in it but I'm trying to look at the school, the atmosphere, and how I fit in with everyone there," said Roberts. "But right now, the chances are good, especially if they offered me -- that would kind of seal the deal."

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