Iowa’s coaching staff visited a familiar Erie, Pa., powerhouse to search for 2018 talent.
Once cornerback Terry Roberts came to see them in Iowa City, the pitch was easy.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound prospect camped with the Hawkeyes over the weekend, got an offer Sunday and his commitment was announced Monday morning.
Roberts played defensive back, wide receiver and returned kicks as a junior for Cathedral Prep, the same high school that delivered safety Bob Sanders (2000) and wide receiver Ed Hinkel (2001) to the Hawkeyes. Cathedral Prep won Pennsylvania’s Class 4A title in 2016 as Roberts recorded 32 tackles, eight defended passes and two interceptions — both returned for touchdowns — on defense, and 13 catches for 192 yards and two more scores on offense.
Roberts is a three-star prospect per 247 Sports, but is unranked by Rivals and Scout, who report his only other offer coming from Duquesne.
The rising senior is currently the seventh commit for Iowa in the 2018 class. All are considered three-star recruits and the haul is ranked 43rd in FBS by 247 Sports.