Houston Episcopal quarterback Austin Robinson put together a solid junior season and then impressed at the U.S. Army National Combine in January, earning second-team all-combine honors. It was only a matter of time before he received his first offer.
On Monday afternoon that offer came in as the 6-foot-4, 210-pound passer received a visit from an in-state program.
"I received my first offer today from UTSA," Robinson said on Monday evening. "They came by my school this afternoon and they ended up offering me.
"They said, "You're a phenomenal quarterback and you have a really strong arm." He said they were really impressed and that my footwork had gotten better since they saw me on film. They just said they were really happy to be my first offer. They said, "Your parents aren't going to have to worry about paying for college," which was really cool to think about."
Robinson has visited with the Roadrunner coaches before but the offer was still a bit unexpected.
"The coach that recruits in this area had come by earlier," he said, "but we haven't really been in constant contact or anything. I was out of town all last week and when I got back I had messages from them and they wanted to come by so they came by this afternoon."
With the first offer out of the way, Robinson could soon see more come his way.
"I think this might be the thing that kick starts it all," he said. "They say the first [offer] is always the hardest one to get.
"I think TCU and Texas Tech could offer me too. I talked to TCU on the phone today after UTSA offered me. Texas Tech has been in constant contact with me also."
Robinson is rated as a three-star prospect. As a junior he passed for 1,479 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for another 521 yards and 12 scores.