Robles Getting many Early Looks

Spanish Fork High school is home to Griffin Robles, one of the outstanding junior quarterbacks in the state of Utah. Local colleges as well as a bevy a Pac-10 programs are expressing their interest in the young signal caller.

"It's exciting," said Griffin Robles about the recruiting attention he is receiving. "It's great to get letters from big programs like UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon along with BYU and Utah. It's great to know that they're looking at me and showing some interest early on."

Of all the schools that are contacting Robles, Utah, BYU and Arizona are showing most of the interest in thus far. Although he is not close to committing, Robles mentions Utah as his early favorite.

"Utah was the first school to offer me a scholarship," commented Robles. "They're the only ones so far, so I really appreciate that. I went down there for their mini Ute-shoot camp and they offered me there, which was great. I like Utah a lot and the offense they run. The coaches are great there as well."

Robles lives near to BYU and has shown interest in them as well.

"I like BYU a lot as well," said Robles. "I really liked the offense they ran last year. Being a quarterback in that system would be awesome. Of course, I want to go to a school that throws the ball a lot and BYU is a school that throws a lot."

Arizona is the other school that Robles mentioned most prominently in his comments to TBS. "My new coach has a good relationship with [Arizona's] coaching staff and sent some tape of me to them, and they've been interested every since," said Robles. "I've called Arizona and talked mostly with Coach Canales who I like a lot."

Robles recognizes that it is extremely early in the recruiting process and that he has a long way to go before he has to make a decision.

"I really don't have a plan on when I'm going to commit," he said. "It's very early and I'm just going to wait and see what options I have and go from there."

In the meantime, Robles plans on being very busy this summer preparing for his final year at Spanish Fork.

"I'm going to go to the USC NIKE combine, the elite 11 try-outs and the Johnson and Johnson quarterback camp in California," explained Robles. "I'm planning on attending a lot of junior days as well and making unofficial visits to the schools that are recruiting me."

Robles passed for just over 1900 yards last season while throwing 22 touchdowns and running for eight more touchdowns. "I'm a drop-back passer, but I can run with the ball as well," said Robles. "I feel I'm a good scrambler and I'm pretty fast for being 6-5. I ran a 4.7 forty last year, but I think I'll do better than that this year."

As mentioned, Robles is very open-minded about what he is looking for and when he is going to make a commitment.

"To be honest with you, I haven't really thought about it much," replied Robles. "It's almost a year away and I really haven't decided what type of school for sure I want to play for, whether I want to stay in-state or play out-of-state, I just don't know at this point. I'll be looking at my options for sure, but as of right now I'm wide-open."


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