As soon as Myles Robinson knew a lick about local high school football growing up, he wanted to go to Good Counsel (Olney, Md.). A youth league star who knew all about the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference powers, the wide out Robinson watched receivers like Louis Young, E.J. Scott and Stefon Diggs thrive for the Falcons. So when a Good Counsel assistant approached him about possibly playing for the school, Robinson and his mother didn't hesitate.
"I told him, ‘Coach, you don't even have to worry about me,'" said Robinson, now a junior at the school. "'Good Counsel is where I always wanted to go. I'm there.'"
Robinson may have thrived in any program, but it seems his decision has paid off in a big way. Starting for the first time last fall, the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder caught enough eyes and made enough of an impression to secure his first two scholarship offers in late January.
"Michigan State was first, and that was really surprising," Robinson said. "The coach came up to the school and my coach called me out of class and told me I had the offer. I couldn't stop smiling, I was so happy. I told the Michigan State coach I'd be coming up for a visit soon and I was really excited to see the school and everything."
Robinson plans to pay the Spartans a visit sometime in the near future, maybe as soon as next week.
"I don't know too much about them yet, but I know they have a great defense and their fan base is really great," he said. "I'm eager to learn more."
One day after procuring a Michigan State verbal, Robinson hauled in Virginia. He said he was heading to lunch when his coach caught him and told him No. 2 was on the board.
"I was really excited about UVA too. Their coach wants me down for a junior day, and he told me I had the offer," Robinson said. "I know Good Counsel has a real good connection with UVA, and a lot of our former players are there. I really like UVA right now from what I've heard, but I haven't seen it yet. I have to see it for myself, though."
Besides Michigan State and Virginia, Robinson is also hearing from Iowa and Maryland. He said the Hawkeyes' staff has been in touch with his coaches a good amount and he expects them to offer soon. As for the Terps, Robinson said assistant Mike Locksley has been through the school and is scouting him, but he's not sure where he stands with them yet.
"I haven't talked to Maryland a lot yet, but I like the school," Robinson said. "I went to a game my sophomore year and it was nice. It's close to home, and if I go there all my family could see me play."
The Terps, of course, have had several Good Counsel alums on their roster. One current Falcon, Jesse Aniebonam, just signed with Maryland this year.
"Jesse, he really likes Maryland and talked about it a lot. I know Maryland has a good connection with our school too," Robinson said. "I know they're building, getting a lot better players and moving to the Big Ten. I like Maryland."
The only other program Robinson has seen so far is Rutgers. He attended a game last year and came away impressed, but he hasn't heard from the Scarlet Knights' staff yet.
"The stadium and all seemed pretty nice up there," Robinson said. "Me and my mom, we drove around the campus and it was cool."
Robinson plans to visit College Park, in addition to Michigan State, UVA, Iowa and possibly Miami this offseason. He said he has no dream schools or favorites and will go through the process with an open mind.
"One thing though, I'd like to make my decision before my senior year," Robinson said. "I'd like to get it out of the way so I can just concentrate on school and football."
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