Cavs, Gators like 2009 athlete
Class of 2009 prospect Jeremy Robinson will make the switch from quarterback to wide receiver for his junior season. The versatile athlete from Charlottesville (Va.) Albemarle believes he could play either position at the college level. He's currently being recruited by the defending national champions and a school right in his own backyard.
"Right now I think most schools are probably looking at me as a quarterback and that's where I'd want to play in college if I could choose," said Robinson. "The team is moving me to receiver because we lost some guys there last year and they need the help. Guys like Mike Bedford are gone, so that's probably where I can help out most. I'll do whatever they tell me, but I would like a shot at QB in college."
Robinson said he now stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 189 pounds, and he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.66 seconds at a recent combine. Earlier this year he was the QB MVP of the NationalUnderclassmen.com combine held in Virginia.
With his impressive skill set it's no surprise that Robinson is hearing from schools at such an early stage. What might be surprising is the caliber of programs he has attracted.
"I'd say Florida and Virginia have shown the most interest so far," he said. "I played well at a 7 on 7 camp at UVa. They had me at wide receiver and quarterback and I think they liked what they saw.
"I played well at another camp I went to at NC State. That was a team camp, but I think they'll be interested too."
Those are the two schools most interested in Robinson, but there are three others that the rising junior has his eyes on.
"I'd say my top five is Virginia, Florida, Florida State, Miami and Virginia Tech. A couple of them are close to home and I like the schools down in Florida a lot. I could see myself playing down there."
Robinson would like to play for a big-time football program, but academics come first.
"Academics will be the first thing I look at," he said. "Then I'll see how the school presents itself. What they tell me and what their priorities are. Then I'll look at whether or not it's a big program. I'm open to playing receiver at the next level. That won't be a big problem if it comes to that."
Last year at Albemarle, Robinson passed for more than 400 yards and five touchdowns while rushing for more than 100 and another score.