Jacob Robinson talks IU future

Westfield defensive end Jacob Robinson will be in Dallas, Texas on signing day practice with Team USA to play Team Canada in the International Bowl. Here is what he had to say about signing day coming up on Wednesday.

This week, AllHoosiers.com has been reaching out to several Indiana football commits to talk to them about what they think about the class that Kevin Wilson has assembled to this point. The first story is on a defensive end prospect from Central Indiana.

Westfield (Ind.) defensive end Jacob Robinson said he is 100 percent committed and will be signing on Wednesday.

He won’t be home, however, for the signing ceremony.

Instead, Robinson will be flying to Dallas on Monday evening where he will participate all week for Team USA in a game the following weekend against Team Canada in the International Bowl. The squad will be working out at the Cowboys practice facility.

Robinson is the only IU player that will be participating in the game. Omari Stringer was scheduled to play but was forced to withdraw.

Robinson said he is very excited about the pieces that Kevin Wilson and his staff are putting together.

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“I think coach Wilson and his staff have done a great job putting this class together,’’ Robinson said. “It has been a lot of fun watching it unfold.’’

Robinson came in on the ground floor with this class. He was the second player to commit. His commitment came on May 9, 2014.

He said with the assistance of a Group Chat on google.com, all of the IU players are able to interact with each other.

“I obviously know the guys from around here the best but through that group chat we all talk all the time,’’ Robinson said. “I probably talk to all the other guys pretty much every day.’’

Robinson said he’s looking forward to playing in defensive coordinator Brian Knorr’s 3-4 defensive scheme.

“A lot will depend upon how my body fills out whether I’m able to stand up or play on the line with my hands in the dirt,’’ Robinson said. “I probably need to gain about 10 pounds and keep my speed in order to play standing up.’’

Robinson said he would like his playing weight to be somewhere between 255 and 265 pounds.

He said his signing day ceremony will take place in Texas along with other members of his Team USA Squad.


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