Virginia Tech recently extended a new 2023 offer to four-star forward JaQualon Roberts out of Bloomington, Indiana.
I’m blessed to receive an offer from Virginia Tech! Thank you @CoachMKYoung @CoachGiltner and the rest of the coaching staff for the opportunity! @HokiesMBB #GoHokies! pic.twitter.com/RcMn8aEYJB— JaQualon “JQ” Roberts (@JQ_co2023) July 8, 2022
Roberts had this to say about his reaction to receiving a Virginia Tech offer.
"It was great! I’ve been talking with Coach (Kevin) Giltner and Coach (Mike) Young a lot more recently. The offer makes me feel I’m on the right track and my hard work is being noticed," Roberts said.
He had this to say about when and how he was informed of the offer.
"Coach Young called me after one of our games and let me know they have a scholarship offer available for me. They think I would be a great fit for their program and they love how I play," Roberts said.
He added this about how his conversation went with Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young as a whole.
"It was really great! They were really excited and have shown a lot of interest in me and my skill set and overall game being able to be so versatile and really athletic," Roberts said.
Virginia Tech's offer didn't come out of the blue for Roberts who has been receiving interest from Tech for a while now as he told us.
"They first started reaching out some months ago and it had increased and increased ever since," Roberts said.
Tech joins a solid offer list for Roberts that also includes hometown Indiana plus Iowa, Marquette, Butler, Vanderbilt, Massachusetts, Bradley, Akron, Kent State, Indiana State, Evansville, Miami (OH), Northern Illinois, and more. This offer list shouldn't come as a surprise after Roberts had a solid junior season with high levels of efficiency as he told us.
"I’ve been playing good. Really been aggressive and trying to do a little bit of everything. I don’t know what my stats are for the summer but my junior season stats were 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. I’ve been working on my shooting a lot this summer. My shooting during the season was 2-point shots - 58%, and 3-point shots - 38%.
He had this to say about the strengths and weaknesses of his game.
"I think my strength is the way I play. Whenever I step on the court, I try to give my best effort every time whether that be constantly running the floor, crashing the boards to get a rebound every time, and making the best play. I’ve developed more shooting into my game, but I want to be more versatile in it such as mid-range shooting. I’ve also been working on my ball handling to get that better," Roberts said.
Looking ahead Roberts told us that he is "hoping to go on some visits this fall and make a decision after," Roberts said.
Keep an eye on JaQualon Roberts who is an intriguing, versatile forward that has shown the type of offensive versatility that could make him a very good fit in Mike Young's system at Virginia Tech.