A White Out atmosphere was all that was needed to help Ta'Quan Roberson decide to pull the trigger. Fresh off another visit to Happy Valley, the three-star quarterback has verbally committed to Penn State.
C O M M I T E D(No interviews until Saturday) pic.twitter.com/oSXQe504sB— tr.1__ (@TaquanRoberson_) October 26, 2017
Roberson has been on Penn State's radar since April, when he made his first trek to Central Pennsylvania for the Blue-White game. This past weekend was his fourth unofficial visit, and the experience did not disappoint. The junior told 247Sports Steve Wiltfong "the atmosphere was like no other".
The ROBERSON File
- Class: 2019
- Size: 6'0/185 lbs.
- Pos: Dual-Threat QB
- School: DePaul Catholic (Wayne, NJ)
- Composite Rating: ★★★ (.8578)
- Composite Rank: No. 483 nationally/No. 17 dual threat QB
While other programs, such as North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Rutgers, and Boston College have offered Roberson, Penn State led the way from the moment they offered in July.
After his April visit for the spring game, Roberson returned twice over the summer to camp for his now future coaches. It was those performances in front of James Franklin and Joe Moorhead that ultimately earned him his offer.
With some uncertainty surrounding the future of redshirt freshman Jake Zembiec, who has yet to take a snap for the Nittany Lions and is behind true freshman Sean Clifford on the depth chart, Roberson may not be the only quarterback in the class. Four-star prospect Garrett Shrader is also a big target for the Lions. Should Zembiec opt to leave Penn State, that would leave Penn State with just three scholarship quarterbacks in 2020 as things currently stand (Roberson, Clifford, 2018 commit Will Levis).
Roberson is the second member of Penn State's Class of 2019, joining State College CB Keaton Ellis. The two three-star prospects have the Penn State class ranked at No. 21 in the extremely early 2019 class rankings.