William Roberts III: Rick Ross’ Son Commits To HBCU Bethune-Cookman University

BY Edwin Lamptey February 2, 2024 7:07 PM EDT
Photo Credit: Instagram/@richforever

William Roberts III, son of rapper Rick Ross, has been admitted to Bethune-Cookman University, a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), for his collegiate football career.

Roberts III reportedly received interest from Miami, Texas A&M, Syracuse, and Colorado.

His mother, Tia Kemp, proudly shared the news on Instagram and exclaimed “Let’s Go WILDCATS!!” “GOD IS THE GREATEST.”

According to 247 Sports, the 6-foot-2-inch, 270-pound linebacker played varsity football at St. Thomas Aquinas since his freshman year. His head coach at that time, Roger Harriot told the sports outlet that Roberts III was an extremely talented player and a well-rounded, character-oriented person. He added that the young sportsman’s best days are ahead of him.  

Per the Miami Herald, Robert III’s recruitment page on 247 shows that aside from the above-listed schools, he also gained interest from Albany State University, the HBCU in Georgia where his father played football after graduating from Miami Carol City in 1993. 

HBCU Gameday reports that Bethune-Cookman University’s football program is currently preparing for its second season under head coach Raymond Woodie Jr. The Wildcats finished the 2023-2024 season with a 3-8 overall record.

In other news, Rick Ross has revealed that he made “big changes” in his lifestyle after he suffered a heart attack in the year 2018. In an interview with Marlow Stern of Rolling Stone, the 47-year-old musician opened up on his attempts to adopt new habits. 

He confessed that he still has trouble sleeping and loves parties. He has tried taking things to help but nothing helps. The drugs he currently takes, he added, are for seizures and related health issues. Describing his experiences with seizures, Ross noted that it is possible to lose one’s bearings when awake for some time. 

Rick Ross went on to say that he doesn’t use Ozempic and he has not been diagnosed with diabetes, but his diet plan plays an important role in ensuring he maintains a healthy physique.