High School wide receivers are getting bigger, faster and pass offenses more and more dangerous. With that being the case, the premium on top notched cover corners is rising like gas prices. That’s where a guy like Darius Robinson comes in.
Robinson is a six foot 170 lb. speedster that looks even taller on video and resembles a greyhound. His 4.41 speed has a lot to do with that and at his position, speed is a must. Robinson has a track background and has a 10.96 100 meter time to his credit. He also anchors his school’s 4 x 100 meter relay team.
Lending proof to the notion that top cover corners are in high demand, witness Robinson’s offer list that now totals 21 schools with new offers coming in seemingly every other day. As of press time, Robinson has offers from Miami, North Carolina, Maryland, Central Florida, Kentucky, Duke, South Florida, Wet Virginia, Purdue, Middle Tennessee St., Mississippi St., Toledo, Southern Miss., East Carolina, Stanford, Wake Forest, Michigan, Ole Miss, Michigan St., Washington and UAB.
Robinson will embark on a college visiting tour this summer starting with his admitted favorite The University of Miami on June 13th. “They (Miami) have always had the program I loved, especially when they were under Butch Davis,” said Robinson.
With Miami needing corners in this class, Robinson sees an opportunity. “Miami is a legit number one for me right now. They are recruiting me hard and they have much to offer me at the moment,” said Robinson. “They’re in need of corners and I feel I can battle to help the program early,” he added.
Early on in his football career, which began at age seven, Robinson was a running back and linebacker. At around age twelve, his coach saw the wisdom of putting his best athlete at quarterback which he played until he reached high school. Robinson thinks he bring something special to the party as a freshman for the school he chooses.
“I have good man to man skills. I can keep with with all my receivers because of my speed and I will come up and hit,” Robinson explained.
Growing up, he took a liking to former Hurricane and current Baltimore Raven Ed Reed. “His ball hawking skills really impress me,” said Robinson. He also pays close attention to the play of Denver’s Champ Bailey and San Diego’s Antonio Cromartie.
Currently Robinson is the 21st ranked cornerback in the country according to Rivals.com. Ranking high school football player’s is not an exact science and for Robinson, he does not put much into it. It takes a boat load of confidence to play the position of cornerback and that is something Robinson has in huge supply.
“I feel like I am the best corner in Georgia, no doubt,” Robinson proclaimed. “No disrespect to Ryan Ayers who is called number one in Georgia. We played together before and he doesn’t have what I have,” he stated.
Robinson will continue to take in the recruiting process and keep a level head but for now, he envisions himself setting up at a major Division I college, most likely Miami and showing receivers just how bad things can get for them in Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood.
Author: Chad Wilson
Chad Wilson is a college football recruiting expert and creator of the GridironStudsApp which allows high school football players to gain exposure to college football coaches and fans. Wilson is a former college football player for the University of Miami (92-94) and Long Beach St. (’90-’91) and played briefly for the Seattle Seahawks (’95). He is also a former youth and high school football coach for over 15 years. Wilson’s older son Quincy plays in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts and his younger son plays cornerback for the University of Florida. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.