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2025 TE Nate Roberts Wanted Notre Dame Offer For Long Time

March 19, 2023

Even before he was a true recruit, Nate Roberts‍ knew Notre Dame was a school he wanted to be recruited by.

Over the last month-plus, the 2025 Oklahoma tight end has seen that become a reality and on St. Patrick’s Day, he was able to announce a scholarship offer from the Irish.

The Washington High School star has been speaking with Notre Dame offensive coordinator/tight ends coach Gerad Parker every Wednesday for the past five weeks or so.

“We've really just been building a good relationship with each other,” Roberts says.

Parker informed Roberts of the offer on March 9th and the tight end posted it for all to see as part of the Irish’s Pot of Gold Day.

“I'm really excited,” the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder says. “I've really wanted a Notre Dame offer. I think they were in my top three before I even had any offers. So, it's really big, I'm really excited about it.

“Whenever Coach Parker said that, I really got excited. I just called my parents and told them.”

Roberts also has offers from schools like Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, TCU, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee and Wisconsin among others.

There are multiple factors that make Notre Dame so attractive to Roberts.

“I've always heard great things about their campus and their education,” he explains. “A couple of my coaches, they've gone and visited and they said it's just mind-blowing and all the facilities are just great.

“I think it was like since 2003, they've always had their starting tight end draft in the NFL draft, and they've always just produced great tight ends with great coaches. I've always heard that they've had great coaches.”

Parker and head coach Marcus Freeman have made strong early impressions.

“I know Gerad Parker is a great guy,” he says. “I've been talking with him, so he sounds like a great guy, which is really exciting. I got to talk to the head coach, which was great. It was a really cool experience. He sounded like a great guy. He was really interested in me and he really liked my stuff.

“He really wants me to come and visit as soon as I possibly can. I'm in baseball, which is going to be tough to visit these places, but we're going to try to get out there as quick as we possibly can.”

Roberts is also hoping to make trips to Clemson, Wisconsin and TCU.

He already has a good idea of what he’ll be looking for in a school.

“Good culture in the football team and a good, healthy coaching staff that will be there when they're recruiting me young and while I'm there for my four years.”

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