This week, Coach Collins took a trip to Europe to meet Brandon Collier and look at some international recruits. Jaïro Faverus was one of the offers but another was Roberto Miranda from the Berlin Rebels who is the class of 2019.
With most of the prospects I interview, I like to see if they know anything about Georgia Tech. Collins has said he is concerned about Tech’s brand and I overwhelmingly agree. With that being said, all 3 international prospects I’ve talked to know Georgia Tech and I think that can help with the coaches creating a “pipeline” from Europe to Atlanta. Roberto knew of Georgia Tech and even said he knew “the special type of offense which is played.” Establishing a brand of Georgia Tech football is going to be hard without an amazing fanbase, unique uniforms, and a unique offense but it’s good Georgia Tech already has a base to start with.
To Roberto, he places an emphasis on education stating “I want to represent my university as a great student and athlete.” As a fan, I always want Georgia Tech’s student athletes to reflect the school well and to Roberto, that’s important. He also recognizes that “being smart and well educated is good for football.”
In Roberto’s tape, he plays a ton of positions including returner, wide receiver, quarterback (in wildcat situations), and some tight end. Coach Collins recruited him as an athlete but to Roberto, he is a hybrid tight end but wants to play where he can help a team the most. Roberto started playing football about two years ago but has a track and field background. At 6-3, 225, Roberto should be able to fit in that H back role well.
His tape looks great and looks ready to play unlike some international prospects who need a year or two to get into the rhythm. According to Roberto, he is in contact with other colleges but is planning to visit Atlanta.