Gerrell Robinson game eval

There was a big match-up last night. Arizona's top team, Chandler (AZ) Hamilton played Phoenix Brophy Prep. Hamilton prevailed and won the game 29-6 but there were a number of division-one players on the field and none were better than Hamilton quarterback/wide receiver Gerell Robinson.

This kid is an athlete plain and simple. He has the tools to play a variety of positions at the next level. He played QB as a freshman and sophomore and was raw but you could see his athletic ability. He moved to safety at Hamilton as a junior and was solid. He was named honorable mention all region and recorded 50 tackles and 8 INTs. This year he is splitting time between QB and WR. He starts the game at QB and gets roughly 2/3rds of the snaps. In my opinion, he is D1 at both.

What will he play in college? My opinion, he is better suited to play WR. Many doubted his abilities as a wideout and most cited his lack of playing time at the position as the reason. Well, he has proven those doubters wrong. He is a dangerous weapon at receiver and opposing coaches NEED to know where he is lining up.

He runs smooth, long strides and has the size at 6-4 to out jump/outreach smaller corners. His speed is not world-class but is good enough. He doesn't trap the ball when he catches it and will make people miss. Robinson has the skills to be a receiver that will go over the middle and make catches, he isn't go to beat a Pac-10 corner in a foot race but his size will allow him to be effective running short hooks/slants and forcing the smaller DB to tackle him. He can make people miss in the open field and I think this is how he will be utilized.

I also said he is a D1 QB and I stand by that. Does he have the greatest mechanics? No. But he has a strong arm and is dangerous with the ball in his hands. He is not a pocket passer by any means. He is a dual threat QB in the mold of Vince Young (and no I am not comparing the two).

Robinson has committed to the University of Arizona and he says as a QB.

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