Matt Robinson- A Coaches Take

TSR caught up with Maryland commit Matt Robinson's high school coach and former Terp Kyle Schmitt to get his evaluation of Robinson.

Maryland commit Matt Robinson enjoyed a great football career at Atholton High School (Md.), one that his coach believes can continue at Maryland.

“He's a pretty intelligent kid,” said Atholton head coach Kyle Schmitt. “He's got great athletic ability. He's a jumper.”

Robinson also has very good hands for a player his size, said Schmitt, which will help him if he plays tight end at the next level.

Though listed as a tight end prospect on Scout.com, Schmitt praised Robinson's ability to play many positions.

“On the field, he can do a number of things. He can play many positions. He's a real versatile guy,” said Schmitt. “He was kind of an h-back for us. We split him out wide. We put him in the slot. On defense he played outside linebacker.”

“I think it depends on how much he grows as to where [Maryland] will play him,” Schmitt said.

He emphasized that the 6-foot-4-inch, 210-pound Robinson will need to get bigger to be able to compete at the next level.

“He's got long arms, long legs,” said Schmitt. “He'll need a little more bulk on his body.”

In addition to “getting more of that college body,” Schmitt said he would like to see Robinson be more physical on the field. However, he added that Robinson became more physical as his senior season progressed, and he would like to see that continue.

Schmitt, who played offensive line for the Terps from 2001 to 2004 and was a graduate assistant with Maryland, said that while he employs a style of play similar to Maryland's at Atholton, it will be important for Robinson to continue to learn the system better.

“That learning curve is always difficult [for a young player],” Schmitt said.

But he insists that Maryland will be getting a quality player and person in Robinson.

“A high-character football player,” said Schmitt in describing Robinson. “He'll do whatever they ask of him. He'll play wherever they want him to. He'll do well in school.”


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