New Offer For Sean Robinson

One of the faster rising prospects in the 2010 class is Illinois quarterback Sean Robinson. Throughout the May evaluation period he has seen his stock soar as schools from around the country have come in and offered. One of the most recent to join the group is Boston College. The Eagles offered last week and join the list of over a dozen schools in the mix for his services.

Dual threat quarterback Sean Robinson is quickly becoming a popular name on the recruiting trail as schools from around the country extend offers to the talented Illinois signal caller. One of the most recent to offer is Boston College. The Eagles offered Sean last week and quickly got his attention.

"Yeah, that was a big time surprise. It kind of came out of the blue, but Boston College is big time and I'm blessed to have such a great program interested in me."

Despite the late offer, the Eagles are in the mix as Sean has yet to settle on a list of favorites. With so many offers, many from the most prestigious academic schools in the country, narrowing down a list of favorites is still a work in progress.

"I have thought about one or two schools as the leaders right now, but I'm not ready to announce the list of finalist. I need to sit down with my parents and talk it over and then settle on those schools that I want to look at seriously over the summer."

The Eagles have a commitment from quarterback Joe Boisture and one would assume that would be a consideration for Sean as he evaluates schools.

"Not really. The fact is you have to compete no matter where you go. I'd much rather have to compete with someone my age than maybe a guy two years ahead of me. I think I'll have to compete with someone no matter where I go, so I'd rather it be against someone in my class than a class or two ahead of me."

Scout has Sean listed as a dual-threat quarterback. That often means a player that is adept at running with the ball in the spread offense.

"I'm definitely a dual-threat guy. Don't get me wrong. My job is to throw the ball, but I love getting out there and lowering my shoulder on guys. Maybe too much. My coach tells me all the time that I don't have to hit guys when I'm running the ball. But, I really like lowering my shoulder and running over people."

With the May evaluation period coming to a close, coaches are coming in for a one final shot before the summer to meet with Sean's coaches. One of those is Boston College.

"Coach Brock is coming in tomorrow. He is the coach recruiting me from Boston College. They want me to come to campus for a visit. It is a long trip and we have not decided to go at this point. We're still working on that right now. I'd love to get up to Boston College for a visit. So, that's something we are looking at for the summer."

As is the case with most prospects being recruited by the high level academic schools. Sean is looking at the academic side of things.

"I have some great schools recruiting me. Football is a big consideration, but I'm blessed to have a chance to combine football and with education. I can use football to go to a great school and a get a great education."

Sean has a very long list of offers. The major programs include Iowa, Stanford, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Boston College and Kansas.

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