Illinois QB Visits Iowa City

Illinois prep quarterback Sean Robinson has over ten scholarship offers, including two from BCS conference teams. Wisconsin has told him they intend to offer him, and this weekend he was in Iowa City. Get the latest on this dual threat quarterback prospect and when Iowa plans to see him again.

Q: Did you get a chance to make it over to Iowa City this weekend?

Sean Robinson: Yes, i went there this weekend, I got there Friday night and watched a practice and the same on Saturday morning. Saturday was one of their junior days. I spoke with a lot of the coaches, including Coach Ferentz, It was nice.

Q: Have you had any interactions with Coach Ferentz before?

Robinson: That was my first conversation with him and he is an awesome guy. I have been to a lot of schools and he is one of the most humble people I have met, an all around good person. I have heard great things about him and my head coach has great things to say about him. I like him a lot.

Q: You have several scholarship offers from some MAC schools, and a couple of BCS conference schools. Did Iowa offer you?

Robinson: No, they have not. Washington State from the Pac 10, Wisconsin has not offered but they say they are, but who knows. Syracuse has offered from the Big East. I have offers from MAC programs, Central Michigan, Ball State, Northern Illinois, Toledo; I have ten offers in all.

Q: What position has Iowa been looking at you for, is it quarterback, and if so, would you classify yourself as a dual threat quarterback?

Robinson: QB, yes sir, quarterback is the position. And yes, I believe I am a dual threat quarterback. We run a spread offense here and I am confident with my abilities to run or pass. I am not opposed to a pro style offense. It depends on the personnel. I will work on whatever I need to. Also, I have been timed 4.55 electronically in the 40. I have not been to a combine.

Q: Did Iowa give you any indication as to where they stand with you? Do they want to wait and see senior film? Where are they at?

Robinson: I sat down with Ken O'Keefe at the end of the day for about an hour. My take on the whole thing, and I think his was too, is that they have not offered anyone but three or four kids that pretty much everyone has offered. They are out of state kids. Coach O'Keefe is going to come watch me throw on May 17th, I think that is the day. I think that is the same for a lot of other schools. If they like the way I throw, they will decide if they want to offer from there. There are no guarantees. They just want to see me throw and evaluate what they think about that and they will make their decision after that.

Q: There is a lot riding on one throwing day for you then.

Robinson: Oh, I know it. I am trying to work on my throwing each day, and just get to the point where I can be consistent. But there is a lot riding on that one day. I just can't have an off day, and we are working hard to getting to that point and I am looking forward to that day coming around so that i can get a chance to show people that I can do more than run.


Hawkeye Insider Top Stories