Corey Robertson rushed for 1,762 yards on 243 carries this year for Denison, Texas, and he scored 28 touchdowns. He is an accomplished return specialist, and is among the top 100 all time rushers in Texas high school history, grinding out more than 5,100 rushing yards in his career in Class 4A, the state's second largest classification.
Ever since Robertson attended Iowa's football camp this past summer, he has listed the Hawkeyes as a strong favorite. Now, after watching Iowa clinch the Big Ten championship, those thoughts are on even stronger footing.
"Iowa is still my leader," Robertson said. "I've been following them more closely than any other team on my list, and the coaching staff has been real courteous. They've been persistent in recruiting me, and I like the approach they use in going after what they want. They only sell themselves, and they are confident that they are good enough to get you if they want you. My mother has done a lot of research on the university, and she says they have a good education to offer."
Robertson was greatly impressed with both Iowa City and the University of Iowa while spending three days there for camp this past summer. He hopes that his parents will share that impression this coming weekend.
"Well, the only thing I know for sure about my visit is that it is going to be cold," Robertson joked. "Really, though, I've been to Iowa City and seen its strengths, and now it is time for parents to see the school and city. I want them to meet the coaching staff, and see what the university has to offer. I know there is still probably some more for me to see, but it'll be nice for me to be able to sit with them and decide on the comfort level there and what the school has to offer."
"I was going to visit Arizona this coming weekend, but obviously I set that for Iowa. Then, I tried to schedule it for the 17th, but I guess Coach (Mike) Stoops won't be in town that weekend. I think I'm going to do a mid-week visit there, but either way, I do know that I want to take my official visit to Colorado no matter how well my visit to Iowa goes," said Robertson."
The depth chart has also becoming more of an issue for Robertson as he nears his decision.
"I've started to talk more specific with Iowa, and I plan to do so more this weekend," continued Robertson. "I asked them what my status would be if I proved to them that I would be willing to work hard, and they said that I'd have a good chance to play early. I know at Colorado that Bobby Purify is graduating, and they have two freshmen after him. I'm going to get into more details with the Iowa coaches on my visit."
When Robertson made his first trip to Iowa City this past summer, he had no idea of the type of season Iowa had ahead of them. Now, after watching the Hawks become Co-Big Ten champions despite numerous injuries at his own position, he likes what he sees in the future.
"I was surprised with their season as I knew they'd be good, but they had some real tough losses early. That was the turning point for them, though, and that offense is going to be real good with everyone coming back next year. I know they only had one senior on that offensive line, and their running backs should be healthy," stated Robertson.
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