“My recruitment is going great actually,” Sean Robinson said. “It kind of just picked up. This last week, I’ve gotten offers from Kansas, Purdue, and Boston College. A lot of coaches also came by my school, and I’ve gotten a lot of phone calls.”
Robinson, who is now up to 17 offers, denies any favorites but is working on trimming his list.
“It’s still kind of wide open,” Robinson said. “I have not narrowed it down, but I’d like to make my decision before football season, sometime before football season.”
When it does come time to make that decision, Robinson will make a commitment to the coaching staff he feels most comfortable with.
“I just mainly want to be around a good coaching staff, some people that I can trust for four or five years of my life and are loyal,” Robinson said. “If something happens sometime and I’m in the dumps and times are rough, they’re going to stand behind me and back me up. Really, that’s kind of the main thing: a good coaching staff -- not only good football coaches, but beyond that, their character and how they are as people.”
And while the Robinson only received his Stanford offer a few weeks ago, he likes what he knows of the Cardinal coaches.
“So far, so good,” Robinson said of his relationship with the Stanford coaches. “They seem very trustworthy. They email me when they tell me they’re going to email me, send me stuff when they say they’re going to send me stuff and they just seem like good people. I really like [co-defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Ron] Lynn. He came by my school and we talked for a long time. He’s been around coaching for awhile, so he really knows what he’s talking about and seems like a really cool guy.”
In turn, the Stanford staff is attracted to Robinson because of his athletic ability and dual-threat versatility from the quarterback position. In his standout junior year, Robinson ran for 1,071 yards and passed for 1,523, with 24 total touchdowns.
“I’m definitely a dual-threat quarterback,” Robinson said. “That’s where I’m listed and that’s what I am. The running game is my strong suit. I’m not going to lie: that is what I love to do. But I ‘m also 100 percent confident in my throwing abilities and don’t think twice about that at all.”
So far, Robinson has been able to take unofficial visits to a number of college campuses, including Iowa, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Illinois, Vanderbilt, and Northern Illinois. He hopes to take more visits before deciding on a school.
“I’ll possibly [visit Stanford,]” Robinson said. “There are no guarantees, but that’s definitely something my family and I are thinking about.”
Indeed, Robinson and his family are open to the possibility of him traveling 2,000 miles away from home to play college ball.
“My mother especially wants me to stay around home, so any school that is in a bordering state is one of her favorites, but my dad and I know that we might have to travel a long ways away if it’s the best fit,” Robinson said.
Robinson reports a 3.2 GPA. He scored a 21 on the ACT and is waiting to hear the results of a retake.
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