Homestead (Fla.) High is no stranger to cranking out major Division I-A football talent. In the Class of 2008, the headliner from coach Bobby McCray's program appears to be linebacker prospect Marcus Robinson.
The 6-foot-3, 222-pounder currently holds scholarship offers from Miami (Fla.), Auburn, Central Florida, Missouri and Florida, among others.
New Hurricane linebackers coach Michael Barrow, a Homestead native and former Miami and NFL standout, is recruiting Robinson for the Canes. Barrow was working with players at Homestead High before taking a job under new Miami head coach Randy Shannon.
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"Coach Barrow talked to me about Miami a little bit shortly before he left," Robinson said. "I haven't been up there to check out the campus yet. I don't really know that much about them."
Robinson hasn't begun to investigate his college choices. But one thing will be paramount for the 6-foot-3, 222-pounder.
"I want the college to play me the way that I have been playing in high school," Robinson said. "That means on first down and second down, I want to be playing linebacker. On third down, I want to line up at defensive end and rush the passer."
The way he was used during the 2006 season paid off. Robinson had a stunning 22 sacks and 34 tackles for loss to go along with his 86 total tackles.
"What I like about rushing the passer is that he doesn't expect to get hit and then you hit him," Robinson said.
Robinson hopes to attend the Miami NIKE Camp on April 1 on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.