Trevor Roberson is soon to be the biggest man in college football. Listed at 6-11, 355, Roberson is an imposing figure. The product of Wellington (Texas) is a highly sought after three-star recruit. Roberson is the 48th ranked offensive tackle in the nation according to Rivals. Roberson chose the Red Raiders over Texas A&M, Arkansas, and USC.
Roberson said he fell in love with the Texas Tech atmosphere on his visit in early June. Being close to home is also a deciding factor for Roberson. Lubbock is less than a three-hour drive from Wellington.
Roberson comes to Lubbock as an accomplished left tackle. Last season he earned Class 2A all-state recognition. As the main cog in the offensive line, Roberson helped the Skyrockets reach the state semifinal game.
College football will be a big adjustment for Roberson. The overall strength and speed of interior linemen could be the biggest obstacle for the big man. Elite linemen are rarely challenged at the high school level, especially at a 2A school.
Despite being a young unit, Texas Tech’s offensive line has done a good job through six games. The Red Raiders currently rank third in the Big 12 in sacks allowed. Barring an early entry in the NFL draft, the Red Raiders are set to return all of their tackles. Fall camp will be extremely competitive in 2019, so expect Roberson to redshirt and then be a factor in 2020.