Robinson A DE Target for the Cats and others

Flying under the radar is Mill Creek High School (Ga.) defensive end, Ryan Robinson. Robinson possesses the ability and the size of higher rated players. If his play continues at the level it's at now, Robinson will surely rise in the rankings. KSR had a chance to speak with Robinson's coach, Shannon Jarvis.

Flying under the radar is Mill Creek High School (Ga.) defensive end, Ryan Robinson. Robinson possesses the ability and the size of higher rated players. If his play continues at the level it's at now, Robinson will surely rise in the rankings. KSR had a chance to speak with Robinson's coach, Shannon Jarvis.

With defensive end being a need position for this class, a player with size and strength has an opportunity to play immediately. Robinson is that kind of player. "His strength, right now is his strength and power power coming off the ball," said Robinson. "People are having a hard time blocking him. He's taking double teams and still making plays for us," said coach Jarvis. "His explosiveness and his first step are strengths," he finished.

At 6-foot-4 245, Robinson possesses 4.7 (in the forty) speed. "He's a very athletic young man," said Jarvis. "He plays that big if not bigger," Jarvis continued. "He needs to work on his pad level on the double teams. The thing about Ryan is that he can use a bad technique and still make a play," said Jarvis.

Robinson's skills haven't gone unnoticed, either. "He has offers from Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina. Auburn and Clemson haven't offered, but they are highly interested in him," said Jarvis. "His favorites are Clemson and South Carolina. His dad played at Clemson. His uncle played at South Carolina. His brother is a running back at Georgia Military Institute," Jarvis added.

While he hasn't planned his official visits, Robinson has been on a couple of campuses. "He's been to South Carolina and Auburn," said Jarvis.

In the meantime, Robinson's off to a good start this season. "He's playing extremely well right now for us. He had 10 solo tackles and five assists against Norcross," said Jarvis. "They weren't running at him. He's just making plays on the other side of the field. Four of those tackles are for a loss," said Jarvis.

In three games so far, Robinson has 19 solo tackles 12 assisted tackles, five tackles for loss and two hurries. "He had a shoulder problem last year. This year, he's finally fully healthy," said Jarvis.

At this time, there is no timetable for a decision. "He's never really been caught up in the recruiting process. He's a very focused young man," said Jarvis.


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