Robinson's the total package

Clemson signed one of the wide receiver classes in the country in 2011 with Sammy Watkins leading the way and they have snagged another elite wideout to go in their 2013 class.

Demarcus Robinson is clearly the top wide receiver in the state of Georgia for the class of 2013 and he committed to Clemson over Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, and many others on Friday.

The coaches at CU really impressed Robinson, his family, and the Peach County coaches. Recruiting Coordinator Jeff Scott leads the way for the Tigers and they got themselves a good one in Robinson.

He is a solid 6-feet, 1-inch tall (maybe a shade taller) and he weighs right around 200 pounds. He has long arms, he is athletic, and he has football toughness.

What stands out as much as anything when you watch tape on Robinson is his willingness to block. He actually likes to block down field for his teammates and he likes to play a physical brand of football.

He brings a lot more to the table than just blocking though. He has very strong hands, he catches the ball well away from his body, and he as sure-handed as any wide receiver in the south.

On top of his blocking skills and his hands, he runs precise routes, he sinks his hips coming out of his breaks, and he is very quick out of his cuts. He is a long strider, so he is more sneaky fast than a blazer on the field. He covers a lot of ground when running on the football field and he is a legitimate vertical threat.

Robinson can still work on his quickness off the line of scrimmage, but he gets good separation and he can catch the ball well in traffic.

He needs to get stronger in his upper-body and that will help him against press coverage on the next level when he goes head-to-head against physical cornerbacks.

When talking body control, that is one of his biggest strengths. He adjusts very well to the ball when it is in the air and he knows how to go up and get jump balls at its highest point.

Overall, Robinson is a true wide receiver who will be ready to compete for playing time early in his collegiate career. He is an unselfish player, he has very good hands, he is already a sound route-runner, and he blocks better than a lot of current college receivers. His speed can still improve on the football field, but he knows how to get open. He could moved around by Chad Morris in the Clemson offense. He is tough and can go across the middle.

Robinson is the no. 5 wide receiver in the South and no. 14 in the country according to Scout.

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