Nebraska 4-star linebacker commit Avery Roberts is ready to play for the Huskers. He has been since he visited Nebraska for the annual spring red-white game on April 16. In fact, he knew Nebraska was the place he needed to be and committed to the Huskers only five days later on April 21.
Nebraska is ready for Roberts, too. So much so, linebackers coach Trent Bray has told him to “come ready.” The Huskers plan to utilize Roberts in some capacity right away, which is exactly what excites Roberts the most.
In an exclusive interview with Hail Varsity, Roberts talked about what Bray has told him, which Husker has impressed him and what he’s looking forward to most about playing for Nebraska.
Q: You tweeted about your high school chapter of high school football being over and being on to the next one. What are you most looking forward to about college football?
AR: The thing I’m looking forward to most is competing and getting a chance to play the best teams in the nation.
Q: What about playing for Nebraska specifically are you looking forward to most?
AR: I’m looking forward to experiencing game day at Nebraska.
Q: What has Bray said to you about Nebraska? Do you talk often. Anything you can share?
AR: Coach Bray and I talk a couple of times a week. One thing he has told me is to come ready and compete for a starting spot because they plan to use me regardless, whether it’s on special teams or on defense.
Q: What was it about Nebraska that made you ultimately commit?
AR: What led me to committing to Nebraska is that I fell in love with it when I first took a visit my sophomore year and over the years I felt most comfortable with the staff.
Q: You were the first freshman to ever start on your high school varsity team. What did that experience mean to you? What about that can you bring to Nebraska?
AR: Being the first freshman to start for my high school team meant a lot because we have had multiple NFL players that have come through and [weren’t] able to do it so that made it special to me. I feel that will help me at Nebraska because I learn defenses fast and I put things up quickly when it comes to football in general.
Q: What Nebraska player has impressed you most this season?
AR: Tommy Armstrong has impressed me the most this season. He literally puts his life on the line for his team and always gives them a chance to win.
Q: What should Nebraska fans know about you?
AR: I can’t wait to make them proud.
Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.