New cornerbacks coach David Lockwood appreciates the effort of his defensive backs during camp
UNLV: Enters first season with the Rebels as a walk-on defensive back who is eligible as a sophomore this fall … Joined program through open tryouts during off-season … Turned in solid spring practice and is listed No. 2 at one cornerback spot heading into the fall … A former prep teammate of Rebel DB Jericho Flowers and QB Armani Rogers.
2016: Transferred to UNLV and attended the university but did not play football.
ARIZONA STATE: Redshirted the 2015 season at the Pac-12 Conference school in Tempe.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate of Alexander Hamilton HS in Los Angeles … A three-year letterwinner under coach Ernest King … Played DB, LB and RB for the Yankees … Helped squad to an 11-3 record and Division II title as a senior … Named First Team All-Western League in final season and Second Team All-Ocean League as a junior.
PERSONAL: Ty’Jason Roberts was born in West Los Angeles, CA … The son of Ramona Finley … Majoring in art.