Quick Hits with Akeem Robinson

"He really developed over the course of his senior year down there at Carol City," said Clemson recruiting coordinator David Blackwell. "We got to see the tape of his championship game there near the end, and fortunately, not too many other schools did or else they would have all offered him."

DL Akeem Robinson
6-5, 270, 4.8
Carol City High School
Miami, Florida

The Stats: Akeem Robinson, who chose the Tigers over the Florida Gators, was a 2004 All-Dade Team Selection in one of the most talent rich areas in the country. Robinson signed as a tight end, and was recruited to Clemson by assistant head coach Brad Scott.

Strength: Robinson was the classic "late bloomer." After spending a lot of time off the field in the film room during the second half of his senior season, he started developing into a terror on the defensive line. Simply put, Akeem Robinson has NFL type size and incredible quickness. In fact, he may be the most underrated prospect to sign with the Tigers in the 2004 recruiting class.

Why Clemson? "I liked Clemson a lot and they really started showing a lot of interest in me late. I was somewhat disappointed when they didn't offer me on my official visit, but it wasn't until after the coaches from both Clemson and Florida saw my film in the state championship game that I started getting offers anyway. I like everything about the school though. The campus, the coaches, and the players were all great. I'm just looking forward to getting up there and trying to make a difference."

Interesting Tidbit: It wasn't until very late in the recruiting process that college coaches from around the country realized Akeem Robinson's true potential. Robinson's development through the course of his senior season was instrumental in helping lead Carol City to the class 6-A State Championship. The tape of this final game circulated through several schools around the southeast, and it was that tape, that got him a scholarship offer from both Clemson and Florida.

Coach Blackwell Says: "We feel really good about Akeem Robinson. He really developed over the course of his senior year down there at Carol City. We got to see the tape of his championship game there near the end, and fortunately, not too many other schools did or else they would have all offered him. We are just real happy to have him."

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