It has been a busy three months for Largo’s Bobby Roundtree in spite of the pads coming on just a few weeks ago for spring ball. The long and extremely athletic strong-side defensive end checks-in at 6-5/215 and has been tearing up the camps whether it was Ignite, E7 or Bull in the Ring during the offseason and is gearing up with his team for what is arguably one of the best intra-county match-ups we will see when the Packers face Pinellas Park–another team that is loaded with talent this season as well.
Literally one year ago, Roundtree received his first offer from Alcorn State–which was predicted to happen based on his frame alone. Largo finished 6-4 and out of the playoffs in 2015, but that didn’t stop Roundtree from finishing with a very solid 45 tackles, five sacks, two passes defensed, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt for the Packers.
The calendar was flipped from the 2015 to 2016–and that’s when the “fun” began for Roundtree. On February 15th, Rutgers, Florida Atlantic and UCF all extended offers with Southern Mississippi coming in the next day and offering him. The week only got better for Roundtree as Minnesota extended an offer on the 17th and Indiana and Bowling Green came calling on the next day. On the 20th, it was the hometown Bulls extending an offer to Roundtree giving him a dream sequence of eight offers in six days.
The momentum continued into March with Roundtree picking up offers from Iowa State on the third and Oregon State offering him a week later on the tenth of the month. A quiet April gave Roundtree a reason to exhale and concentrate on his studies and offseason workouts so that he could gear up for spring ball and the addition of two offers this month from Cincinnati on the fourth of May and Kentucky on the ninth.