Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton athlete Gerell Robinson is making a case to be named the state's top recruit for the class of 2008. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder made the move from Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista this year to be at Hamilton.
The move has paid off as Robinson is starting to rack up quite a few early scholarship offers.
"He got new offers last week from Nebraska and Arizona," Robinson's father, Todd Guess, said. "The Nebraska one was kind of surprising since we don't know a whole lot about them, but we were excited about it and the offer from Arizona. Those are two really good schools and it's a great start to the recruiting process."
Robinson is a great athlete that could project at a number of different positions. As a sophomore, he played quarterback and rushed for 394 yards and two touchdowns. He passed for 812 yards and five scores. This year Robinson is playing both on offense and defense. The numbers aren't as high as they were at this point because he's playing for one of Arizona's better programs.
In his first game, he had one carry for 17 yards, one reception for six yards and two tackles. He's getting more into the flow of things at receiver and is expected to be more of an impact as the season moves on.
There's no question that his former coach at Desert Vista thinks highly of him.
"He's not even come close to scratching the tip of the iceberg," Desert Vista coach Dan Hinds said. "The reason I say that is because I usually don't gush about kids, but with him he's a good kid. I hate to use the word good kid. He's got a lot of character. He comes to practice, works hard and he has a nice personality. He's 'yes sir, no sir.' He takes coaching well, and he's never shown us any kind of attitude."