Cards first to offer Trinity's Sam Robey

Louisville Trinity offensive lineman Sam Robey, a three-star prospects, talks with about his scholarship offer from Steve Kragthorpe's Cardinal program...

A 1st Team All-State selection as both a sophomore and junior at Louisville Trinity, lineman Sam Robey expected that the day would come when he'd collect his first scholarship offer and on Sunday it happened.

"I received a text message from Coach Kragthorpe on Sunday asking me to call him," Robey told on Monday evening. "I called him and we talked for a little bit and then he told me that they were offering me a scholarship."

At 6-foot-5, 230-pounds and a key figure for one of the state's top high school programs, the three-star prospect said that it's a relief to have picked up his first offer.

"It's a big relief and it‘s pretty exciting," Robey said. "I've been waiting for that first one to come and that‘s a big one."

In addition to Louisville's offer, others such as Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue and Tennessee have expressed an interest in Robey, who is the son of former Kentucky basketball All-American Rick Robey. While Robey admits the obvious, he was also quick to add that it won't play a factor when it comes time to make a college decision.

"I love Kentucky," Robey said. "I've always been a Kentucky fan, but what matters is finding a place where I feel comfortable and where I feel like I can contribute."

Future Cardinal Center?
Louisville has done it's best recently to make the local talent feel quite comfortable. As reported, Robey visited the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex last Wednesday to watch the Cardinals practice. During his visit, he watched offensive line drills and spent a few minutes chatting with Steve Kragthorpe, line coach Brent Myers and recruiting coordinator Greg Nord following the conclusion of practice.

"The biggest thing is that (Louisville) is looking at me as a center," Robey said. "They feel that I have quick feet and have the type of body where I can add weight. Maybe get up to around 290 by the time I get there. I've only played tackle or guard, but if I went there I would definitely be able to learn from the best in Eric Wood."

Robey, who also visited Ohio State to watch a Buckeye practice, plans to attend Senior Day camps at Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Purdue and Vanderbilt.

"I'm also going to a Nike Camp on Derby Day," Robey said. "I want to do these camps and then see what happens."

Robey also collected 1st Team All-State by the Louisville Courier-Journal, 1st Team All-District and Voice-Tribune All-Metro honors following a junior season that saw the Shamrocks win the state crown.


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