Demetris Robertson had decided to end his college recruiting timeline with a little haste.
The five-star priority UGA target was set to make his announcement on May 2 at the College Football Hall of Fame, but the family told DawgNation on Tuesday that the decision had been moved up by one day.
The nation’s No. 1 receiver will now make his college choice at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the College Football Hall of Fame. The 6-foot, 180-pounder is rated as the nation’s No. 14 overall prospect for 2016. He’s the lone remaining unsigned five-star recruit for the Class of 2016.
His decision was slowed by the opportunity to try to raise his SAT score by some 100 points over the last four months in order to qualify to enroll at Stanford.
Robertson (Savannah Christian Prep / Savannah, Ga. ) last took the SAT back in March, but those scores will not be available until mid-May. The main contenders for Robertson now look to be UGA, Cal, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame. Robertson signed financial aid papers with UGA, Cal and Georgia earlier this year. Those do not bind him to those programs, but they do guarantee those schools reserve a scholarship for Robertson in the Class of 2016.
UGA appears to be in good position to land the U.S. Army All-American for several factors. The most notable are his longstanding relationship with head coach Kirby Smart and his lead recruiter, Glenn Schumann. Those two have a three-plus year recruiting relationship dating back to the time before Robertson was committed for almost a year to Alabama.
The Savannah Christian standout also took his final official visit to UGA. That was the only school which was able to host Robertson’s mother and his twin sister, Shanetris, on an official visit.
That said, both Cal and Notre Dame also offer the unique mix of athletic and academic opportunities that Robertson has long sought for his college decision. He’s always prioritized the educational benefits of the college programs which have wooed him above all other factors.
Robertson is expected to make a commitment on Sunday and will not be able to sign a binding letter-of-intent. Once he shares his decision on Sunday, his decision will become final when he reports to campus and enrolls for summer courses.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges. Unless otherwise indicated, player rankings and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.