Manvel defensive lineman Kori Roberson is in rare territory. This week Roberson was spotlighted as this weeks KHOU Channel 11 Athlete of the week. But what you should be noticing (especially his o-line opponents) is what he’s doing to prepare for his senior season at Manvel high school.
Roberson, a verbal commit to Oklahoma, is training at one of the premier training facilities for football players in the country, PLEX. Better yet, he has caught the eye of PLEX’s owner Danny Arnold who has taken Roberson under his wing. In an interview with Danny we asked him what he thought about Kori Roberson,
“Hard Worker! After drills, he’s breathing hard—and is asking me, did I do it right? Can I do it better? As a coach, you love that attitude because I’ll pour more and more into him. He’s like a sponge, he’s taking it all in!”
To give you a little perspective on where and who Roberson is training with I can tell you from experience that the best NFL players only consider a few destinations for their offseason training, PLEX is one of them. Every player knows that the offseason is when games are won, and teams are made. That means a player needs to put himself in the best possible environment to succeed. PLEX has been that place for the best high school, college and NFL football players for over 20 years now. As a matter of fact Danny Arnold’s resume looks like the “who’s who of the NFL.” Here’s a short list of some of the NFL players he’s trained, Charles Woodson, Charles Tillman, Julius Peppers, Casey Hampton, Derrick Johnson, Haloti Ngata, Delanie Walker, Glover Quinn, Andrew Luck, Case Keenum, Wes Welker, Shaun Rogers, Jadeveon Clowny, Russel Okung, Brian Cushing, Andy Dalton, DeAndre Levy, Joe Staly, EJ Henderson, Karlos Dansby, Nick Fairly, Emanuel Sanders, Tommie Harris, Mike Wallace, CJ Anderson, Donnie Avery, and Jake Matthews (who recently signed a new $75,000,000 contract with the Atlanta Falcons).
This should put some perspective on Kori Roberson’s training, and some fear in the eyes of his opponents in 2018. Kori Roberson is the real deal with the size, speed and attitude to match. At 6’3″ and 275 pounds Robertson is the…
“The MONSTER of Manvel!”
247Sports has him ranked as a 3 star d-lineman with a national rank of 447. It’s a great ranking, but not a realistic reflection of Roberson. Going into his senior season with the training he’s had this year we expect to see this ranking skyrocket. Not only is Roberson a “Power 5 conference” player, but it wouldn’t surprise us to see him playing on Sundays in the future.
To check out Kori Roberson’s highlights on Hudl click here.
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