Notre Dame WR target Demetris Robertson visits Alabama

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Basketball season is over for Demetris Robertson, and college visit season appears to be back in full swing.

Robertson, a five-star wide receiver in the 2016 class, remains an unsigned recruit more than three weeks following National Signing Day. This past weekend marked the first real movement in his recruitment since then.

The 6-foot, 175-pound dynamo from Savannah, Ga., made an official visit to Alabama over the weekend. Robertson has made previous official visits to Notre Dame, California and Georgia Tech. Georgia and Stanford remain in the running for his final official visit.

The end of Robertson’s recruitment may be in the distant future thanks in part to his attempt to receive admission to Stanford. Robertson took the SAT in January, but he recently told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that his test scores fell just short of the requirement to take an official visit to Stanford.

Robertson also said he plans to take the test again. The next SAT exam date is March 5, which will also be the debut of a new version of the SAT. Those test scores aren’t scheduled to be available until May 10.

If Robertson plans to sign a National Letter of Intent, he would have to do so by the April 1 deadline. But a letter-of-intent is optional, and Robertson can instead sign a non-binding financial aid agreement with a school before he enrolls.

Because of his talent as the top-ranked receiver in the 2016 class, Robertson will likely have a scholarship available for him whenever he’s ready to commit at any of the schools still under consideration.

The longer Robertson’s recruitment plays out, the less likely it seems he will be joining Notre Dame’s roster. His last visit to South Bend came in September for the 2015 season opener against Texas, but the Irish will continue to pursue Robertson.

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