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Demetris Robertson Will Not Sign On National Signing Day

Robertson is considering Notre Dame, Georgia, Stanford, Alabama, Georgia Tech and California.
Robertson is considering Notre Dame, Georgia, Stanford, Alabama, Georgia Tech and California.

Notre Dame will have to wait until next week to see if it will land one of the nation’s top overall prospects.

Savannah (Ga.) Christian School five-star athlete Demetris Robertson doesn’t plan to ink a letter of intent with any school on National Signing Day according to his brother and legal guardian Carlos Robertson.

“Demetris won’t be signing on Wednesday,” Carlos told Blue & Gold Illustrated on Tuesday. “It will probably be another week or so. He wants to take more time.”

Robertson — Rivals.com’s No. 1 athlete and No. 8 overall prospect — took an official visit to Georgia Tech this past weekend. He was scheduled to see Alabama on Sunday, but decided to cancel the trip at the last minute.

When asked why the family is delaying the decision, Carlos Robertson provided two reasons.

“We just want to take more time,” he said. “He also wants to get [his SAT score], so we can take an official visit out to Stanford and see how that is before sitting down and making an informed decision.”

Robertson has listed Stanford as a favorite throughout the recruiting process, but he has yet to gain admission to the school. He took the SAT on Jan. 16 with the hopes of raising his score, but the results from the test won’t be posted until Feb. 11. That happens to fall in line with when a decision is expected to come from Robertson.

“We’re targeting [signing] anywhere between the 13th and the 17th,” Carlos Robertson said.

Robertson still has two official visits to use after taking trips to Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and California, and could use one on Georgia this weekend, but waiting until Feb. 17 would allow the family to see Stanford the weekend of Feb. 13, should he gain admission into the Pac-12 school.

“We have stayed in touch with [Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren],” Carlos Robertson said. “He’s from the Jacksonville area I think, which is kind of near here. … But he came down the late stages of the season.”

Notre Dame — which sent an 18-wheeler to see Robertson last week — has kept in contact with the family and Carlos Robertson said that the Irish were one of the few schools that has already sent them a letter of intent.

“We’re in constant talks with Notre Dame,” Carlos Robertson said. “We’re constantly speaking with [assistant coach Scott Booker] and checking up with him. So there’s plenty of communication.”

The 6-0, 180-pound Robertson is also the No. 1 prospect in Georgia, per Rivals.com.

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