Change of plans: Demetris Robertson now set to announce on Sunday
Instead of waiting until Monday, the recruiting saga of five-star Demetris Robertson will come to an end a day sooner than originally planned.
Tuesday afternoon, Carlos Robertson told UGASports.com that his younger brother will now announce his decision on Sunday at the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta. According to the elder Robertson, the ceremony is expected to begin at approximately 1 p.m.
“We were going to have it on Monday, but things got mixed up so we moved it up a day,” Carlos Robertson said. “It will be at 1 p.m., right there in that 1-2 time frame, somewhere in there.”
But it’s happening.
“His mind’s made up,” Carlos Robertson said. “Everything’s locked, but he wanted to have it, have a little public deal, but I think he knows where he wants to be.”
Robertson also cleared up why the decision is being held in Atlanta.
“We’re not from Savannah, we’re actually from right below the Atlanta area, so it will give everybody, the aunts, the uncles, everybody a chance to come,” he said. “It only made sense.”
But that was not the only reason.
Demetris Robertson and the Savannah Christian track team will actually be taking part in the Class A state sectional track meet taking place at North Oconee High School, just outside of Athens.
It will be a busy day for Robertson, who will be running the 100-meter, 200-meter, 4X100 meter dash, and the 4X400 meter as well as competing in the long jump.
Georgia, Notre Dame, Cal, Alabama and Georgia Tech are believed to be the main schools in line for his services. Robertson has already signed financial aid agreements with Georgia, Georgia Tech and Cal.
After he shares his decision, his choice becomes final once he gets to campus and enrolls for summer classes.
“He took his time, he looked at everything and came to a decision,” Carlos Robertson said. “There are no regrets at all. Now, that may be a question for later, but right now, he took his time which I think was smart for him to do, especially if you are allowed that time.”
Carlos Robertson said the decision was totally Demetris’ to make.
“It was totally up to him. The only thing we’ve done is to make him look at things a certain way … just being parents. Just wanted to make him see things a certain way and just be there for support,” he said. “It was totally his decision, lock himself in the room, however he had to do it. This was something he had to decide on his own.”