Junior to Watch: Robbie Catterton
School: Virginia Beach (Va.) Floyd E. Kellam
Size and Speed: Robbie stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 190 pounds. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds, benches 285 pounds and squats 400. He has a vertical jump of 36 inches.
Statistics: As a sophomore, Catterton had 500 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns on offense and 101 tackles, three interceptions and three forced fumbles on defense. As a junior he only played defense and made 115 tackles, assisted on 53 others, had four interceptions and forced three fumbles.
Honors: Was an All District wide receiver as a sophomore and an All District defensive back as a junior.
Favorite Schools: Tennessee, Virginia, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Michigan State.
Skinny: Catterton is rising on the recruiting boards of many after a strong junior season. He was invited to Junior Days at Tennessee, Virginia, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Maryland, Michigan State and others and should have some impressive offers after the May evaluation period.
“I grew up following Notre Dame,” he said. “But I like all of my top six teams. Tennessee has a constant chance at winning it all, UVA has NFL coaching experience, Notre Dame has great tradition, VTech is always competing at a high level, Maryland has a great new coaching staff and Michigan State is always a winning program.”
Catterton describes his play as “aggressive” and isn’t sure when he’ll make a verbal commitment. He also plays baseball and qualifying won’t be a problem with his 3.54 GPA.