Des Arc standout Cody Robinson has been to Fayetteville a lot lately, but he knows this is his most important trip yet.
Robinson (6-2, 190, 4.53) is back this week for the University of Arkansas football camp after three spring trips to see the Razorbacks practice.
His goal – to earn a scholarship offer from the school he wants to attend.
"I am just going to do the best that I can," Robinson said. "Arkansas told me they want to see how I move on the field. I have been lifting weights and I want to just go out there and show them I am fast enough. I have been preparing for this."
Robinson got his first offer from Harding on Saturday and has been getting interest from Arkansas, Ole Miss, Arkansas State and Louisiana-Monroe.
But he makes it clear where he wants to play his college football – the same place he is attending camp.
"I have my sights set on Arkansas," Robinson said. "If I get an offer, there won't be going anywhere else."
He is scheduled to go to camps at Arkansas State next week and Ole Miss in July, but will ditch those plans if the UA offers comes through.
The Razorbacks are evaluating him as a running back, a receiver and as a defensive back and he is willing to play anywhere for a chance to be in UA head coach Bobby Petrino's program.
He had 26 TDs on the ground last season with 755 yards receiving, picking off 8 passes and recording 123 tackles.
"Coach Petrino has told me that he likes how versatile I was," Robinson said. "I think that plays a big role in recruiting for me and my chance to get an offer."
Robinson admits he has aspired to be a Razorback for quite awhile.
"I think the first time I came up here I was 14 and my sister was playing in the state tournament," Robinson said. "I got to see the campus and me and my mom were talking about how I really liked the campus and thought I would want to be here. These last few times on my visits I have gone around and really like it."
Robinson is a constant on the field, court and diamond for the Eagles and looks forward to what he might accomplish by concentrating on just one sport in college.
"It's a small school," Robinson said. "But I think I can become really good concentrating on one sport. I grew up playing about every sport there is to play at a 2A school and I think I have done pretty good at all of them.
"When I was younger I really focused on baseball and I was really good at that," Robinson said. "I thought that is what I would go to college for. But when I got older and bigger, I started playing football, focused on it and became pretty good at it."
Robinson will once again be busy on the field for Des Arc this season.
"My coach tries to give me the best rest that I can, but go from running back to receiver on offense, play strong safety and sometimes play on punt return and kickoff return. He just maneuvers me around like that all the time. I just try to keep myself in shape to be ready to go wherever I am needed."
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