Junior to Watch: Stephone Robinson
School: Denver (Colo.) Mullen
Position: Wide Receiver
Size and Speed: Robinson stands 5-foot-9, weighs 180 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds. Robinson benches 255 pounds, squats 385 pounds and has an explosive 38-inch vertical jump.
Statistics: Robinson had 68 catches for 1,170 yards and seven touchdowns in 13 games as a junior. Robinson is a tremendous punt and kick returner. Robinson had just less than 400 punt returns yards and returned three for touchdowns while averaging 21 yards per punt return. They soon stopped punting the ball to him. The opposition was a little smarter on kickoffs but not until he returned two kicks for touchdowns and he had two kick returns called back!
Honors: Robinson was a unanimous all-state, all-area and all-conference selection his junior season.
Favorite Schools: Colorado who has offered and Stanford who has a pending offer are the early leaders for Robinson’s services. Other schools trying to get in the chase are ASU (offer), USC, Oregon, Washington, Florida and Oklahoma. Robinson is hearing from everyone and is a national recruit. When you have the options that Robinson has college leaders are subject to change.
The Skinny: Robinson is an electrifying player and may be the best player in Colorado this season. “Stephone is the real deal and that’s no joke,” Mullen head coach Jay Madden said. “He has great speed and has the ability to make people miss. When we throw him a hitch pass, we know he’s going to get by the first guy and that the linebacker or defensive back is going to have to make the tackle.”
Robinson possesses the type of talent that you can’t teach. He has a great hesitation move then he has a tremendous burst. He can stop on a dime and accelerate to warp speed in zero flat!
One More Before You Go:
One thing to consider is that Robinson’s teammate Brian Daniels has already committed to the Buffaloes. Daniels is considered the state’s best offensive line prospect. He stands 6-foot-5, weighs 285 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 5.0 seconds.
Daniels committed to the Buffaloes the day after signing day. He would have been a major recruit and was already hearing from Penn State, Northwestern and Michigan before he said yes to the Buffs.
The scouting report on Daniels is he has great balance and moves well. He also possesses an outstanding work ethic. The Buffaloes get a player that has everything it takes to be very successful on the D-I level – size, speed and work ethic.
The Buffaloes hope they hit a double from Mullen in the game recruiting. Stanford and others hope they don’t.