HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - While many of the prospects participating in the South Florida Express tryouts are already familiar faces to the recruiting scene, one who made quite the impression on Saturday was Pompano Beach (Fla.) Blanche Ely cornerback Rashard Robinson.
"I just feel like I have progressed a lot in my athletic abilities," Robinson said. "I feel like all my hard work has paid off."
Robinson, who transferred from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Deerfield Beach High School to Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely after this past season, checks in at 6-foot-2, 175-pounds but has fluid hips and high-level athleticism allowing him to be a match-up problem at cornerback.
He says that competing against some of the best in South Florida is helping him to take his game to another level.
"Competing against guys motivates me," Robinson said. "It shows me that I can be whatever I want to be."
Robinson says he bases his game off a former Ely standout defensive back who is now playing on Sunday's in the NFL.
"I look up to him," Robinson said of Patrick Peterson. "They have just put it into my head that I can do whatever I want to do as long as I work hard."
The talented defensive back is still waiting on his first offer but has begun to get some mail and interest from schools.
"I have gotten mail from Boston College, Georgia, and Kansas State," Robinson said. "Nobody has invited me for a Junior Day yet."
Robinson said he hopes to hear from Florida, Florida State, Miami, as well as LSU.