Demetris Robertson, the nation’s No. 2 athlete, did not make it to UGA on Saturday for the Missouri game along with other top prospects. The visit was just an unofficial, but it shaped up as an important one.
Robertson hoped to bring his mother and sister to UGA for a family trip. It was also a chance for UGA to show off the academic muscle of the university.
“We didn’t make it,” Robertson told DawgNation. “I could have, but Mom couldn’t. I didn’t want to come without her.”
The senior said he will reschedule the trip.
“It was scheduled, but Mom had some stuff come up on the job at the last minute,” Robertson said. “No disinterest at all.”
The 4-star prospect from Savannah Christian high school (Ga.) has been to UGA numerous times, and said over the summer that’s why he wasn’t going to use one of his official visits on a trip he could make on his own. He said his next college trip will still probably be to UGA.
Robertson has made it clear during his recruitment that he’s looking for a perfect fit as a student and as an athlete. He has kept Stanford as his leader. He’s already taken official visits to Cal and Notre Dame, and has said Georgia Tech will get his last official visit out of respect for being the first program to offer him.
UGA and Alabama are also in his top group, and Robertson has kept one official visit slot open for an undetermined team.
“My last official slot could come down to Ohio State, LSU or Northwestern,” he said.
He plans on a National Signing Day decision. A couple of Robertson’s senior season highlight clips are shared below.
Jeff Sentell covers 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.