Top 30 prospect Tyler Roberson will visit all six schools on his list in hopes of making a decision by the early signing period. Here is the latest on his recent Kansas visit.
Tyler Roberson is scheduled to see Villanova and Kentucky in the coming weeks.
Roberson, a 6-7, 190-pound combo forward from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic High School, admitted that distance from home was a concern for him. The Kansas trip, however, alleviated that concern.
"The trip was good. It was fun," Roberson told 247Sports. "I was able to talk with the coaches and the players.
"I didn't know what it would be like to be so far from home. After the trip, though, I'm not that concerned about it."
The No. 27 ranked prospect by 247Sports and also in the 247Composite, Roberson has a game highlighted by his versatility and rebounding prowess. Coach Bill Self plans to take advantage of that versatility if he is fortunate enough to land Roberson.
"He (Coach Self) told me in their offense that the shooting guard, small forward and post players are similar positions," said Roberson. "He would play me on the wing and in the post depending on the match up."
Most important for Roberson when analyzing his six schools- Kansas, Kentucky, Rutgers, SMU, Syracuse and Villanova- is how fast they play.
"I want to go somewhere that fits my style of play, and I like the coaching staff and am comfortable," he said. "I want to play in an up tempo system that gets up and down. I want to play combo forward but more like a small forward."
Roberson plans to decide on a school in time to sign this fall. The way things are going, he might have to wait till the spring. Instead of schools or a school standing out above the others, all of the schools are standing out in their own right.
"After every visit, I like the school more than before," he said. "So they are all standing out to me."
Along with Kansas, Roberson has visited SMU, Syracuse and Rutgers (unofficially for midnight madness). Villanova will host him this coming weekend, and then he will visit Kentucky the first weekend in November.