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Nacogdoches Defensive Standout Greg Roberts Has Committed to Baylor

Nacogdoches’ Greg Roberts pursues a ball-carrier during the Dragons’ May 28 spring game at Dragon Stadium. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Nacogdoches now officially has two Big 12 Conference-bound football players.

ETSN.fm confirmed with Dragons head coach Bobby Reyes that senior defensive end/linebacker Greg Roberts recently committed to Baylor. Nacogdoches offensive lineman Jacob Bragg, a Kansas pledge, told ETSN.fm the same thing.

The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Roberts had 51 tackles and six sacks as a junior.

Roberts has also received interest from Oklahoma, where his father — Greg Roberts, Sr. — won the 1978 Outland Trophy before playing five seasons in the NFL. Roberts will be a cornerstone of Nacogdoches’ defense in 2013 from his edge position. Nacogdoches will also rely on veteran middle linebacker Brian Scott to help the Dragons improve on the 37.9 points per game they allowed in 2012.

Roberts is the second player in East Texas’ 2014 class to commit to Baylor. Liberty-Eylau athlete Davion Hall committed to the Bears in early February during a junior day visit.

Baylor has also offered the following 2014 East Texas targets: Mount Pleasant receiver K.D. Cannon, Longview defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson (committed to TCU), and Newton athlete Kevin Shorter. In the 2015 class, the Bears have offers out to Whitehouse safety/athlete Justin Dunning, Longview tailback JaMycal Hasty, Troup quarterback/athlete Blake Lynch, Gladewater defensive tackle Daylon Mack, and Sulphur Springs safety Larry Pryor.

2014 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Terry Ausborne, S, John Tyler, 5-10, 175 — offer from SMU (1)
  • Blake Bogenschutz, QB, Carthage, 6-1, 175 — committed to UTSA (1)
  • Jacob Bragg, OL, Nacogdoches, 6-4, 310 — committed to Kansas; additional offers from Louisiana Tech, Oregon State, ULM (4)
  • K.D. Cannon, WR, Mount Pleasant, 6-0, 160 — offers from Arizona, Baylor, Clemson, Florida State, Houston, Miami, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Purdue, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia, West Virginia (21)
  • Caleb Chumley, QB/ATH, Pine Tree, 6-5, 220 — offers from Houston, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, New Mexico State, North Texas, Oregon State, Texas State (8)
  • Joseph Clark, RB/S, Chapel Hill, 5-9, 175 — committed to Texas Tech; additional offers from Air Force, Texas State (3)
  • Kade Clayton, ATH, Tyler Grace, 6-0, 180 — offer from SMU, Texas State (2); additional offer from Old Dominion (FCS)
  • Terrell Cuney, C, Jasper, 6-3, 260 — committed to Texas; additional offers from TCU, Texas Tech (3)
  • Adrian Goodacre, OL, Carthage, 6-4, 310 — offer from ULL (1)
  • Terian “Tee” Goree, WR, Carthage, 6-2, 168 — offer from Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, ULL, ULM, UTSA (6)
  • Davion Hall, ATH, Liberty-Eylau, 6-2, 191 — committed to Baylor; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, SMU, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (9)
  • Zaycoven Henderson, DT, Longview, 6-1, 287 — committed to TCU; additional offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Texas Tech (7)
  • Willy Ivery, ATH, Sulphur Springs, 5-8, 180 — offers from Colorado State, New Mexico, North Texas, Texas State, Toledo (5)
  • Jamal Jeffery, WR, Lufkin, 5-9, 165 — committed to Texas A&M (1)
  • Chris Jefferson, ATH, Athens, 6-2, 200 — committed to SMU (1)
  • Dorian Leonard, WR, Longview, 6-4, 200 — committed to Texas; offers from Florida State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, San Diego State, Texas Tech (6)
  • Reggie Long, LB, Whitehouse, 6-0, 218 — offer from Army, New Mexico State (2)
  • Ben Luckett, RB, Palestine, 6-0, 195 — offer from ULM (1)
  • Patrick Mahomes, QB, Whitehouse, 6-3, 203 — committed to Texas Tech; additional offers from Houston, North Texas, Rice (4); also has Arizona, Arkansas, Houston baseball offers
  • Stephan Maxey, DB, Longview, 5-11, 185 — offer from UTSA (1)
  • Jarrell Owens, LB/DE, Palestine, 6-3, 230 — committed to TCU; additional offers from Texas State, Texas Tech, ULM (4)
  • Greg Roberts, DE, Nacogdoches, 6-5, 215 — committed to Baylor (1)
  • Anthony Rhone, LB, Texas High, 6-0, 205 — committed to SMU (1)
  • O’Keeron Rutherford, WR, Carthage, 6-6, 181 — offer from ULM (1)
  • Anthony Sanders, ATH, Athens, 5-11, 185 – offer from ULM (1)
  • Kevin Shorter, RB/S, Newton, 6-0, 190 — offers from Arkansas, Army, Baylor, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Houston, Kansas, LSU, Maryland, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, San Diego State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, ULM, Utah (21)
  • Brian Thlang, OL, Palestine, 6-2, 290 — committed ULM (1)
  • Josh Walker, RB/LB, Gilmer, 6-1, 220 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech (4)
  • D.J. Williams, DT, Lufkin, 6-4, 293 — offers from Miami, Missouri, North Texas, Oklahoma (4)
  • Jeffery Wilson, RB, Elkhart, 6-0, 190 — offers from New Mexico State, North Texas, Texas State, ULM (4)

 

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