Blue Chip Wide Receiver Demetris Robertson spurns SEC, signs with CAL

The future. 

By Connor Buestad |

On May 1st, Demetris Robertson shocked the college football world by signing with the California Golden Bears. Living deep in the heart of Georgia, the Savannah Christian High senior figured to be a lock to stay in the SEC and play for the Bulldogs. That, or head to South Bend and play for Notre Dame, or any of the other 28 schools that extended offers to the star wideout. 

For a time, Robertson was committed to Alabama, but he never went as far as to sign with the Crimson Tide. Instead, Robertson opened up his recruitment and let the Golden Bears in. Now two months after national signing day, Robertson was the last 5-star recruit to sign with a college for the 2016 season. 

At 6-feet, 175 pounds, Robertson is scary athletic. Multiple outlets have pegged him as the best wide receiver in the nation for his age. Moreover, his natural physicality leads some people to speculate he could also play some defense in college. 

Wherever Sonny Dykes decides to line up Robertson for the Bears, there figures to be some added electricity in Strawberry Canyon come next fall. 

I am excited to take my talents to the University of California, Berkeley,” Robertson said at a press conference in Atlanta. “The first reason is that the education was a big part of my decision. I wanted to keep that foundation. When I went there, it felt like home. Me and the coaching staff have a great relationship. That’s where I felt were the best of all things for me.
— Demetris Robertson