OT Prospect Maintaining Focus

After missing most of last season because of an injury, Miami (Fla.) Carol City standout Akeem Robinson spent the majority of the offseason bouncing back between tight end and left tackle. He went back and forth between positions at various camps and practices during the spring and summer. However, a final switch was made during the preseason.

"I'm now a left tackle," Robinson said. "I'm having a lot of fun. We're off to a good start and we must continue taking things one game at a time."

Robinson said switching from tight end to the offensive line is something he's now excited about.

"Whatever I can do to help my team win, I'll do it," he said. "It's a big learning experience (at tackle). My pass blocking was already good when I got moved but I just needed to work on my run blocking with an attitude."

Robinson's definitely making positive strides in that department as well.

"In the Norland game last week, I was having a lot of fun," he said. "I was putting guys on their back all night -- linebackers, defensive ends, it didn't matter. I had 10 panckes in that game."

Robinson, who currently stands 6-4 and 265 with an NFL body, said he's also trying to improve for college coaches that are watching his progress this season.

"I'm always trying to step up to another level and all these coaches watching me makes me want to do it even more," he said.

Speaking of college coaches, Robinson is hearing from a lot of them on a regular basis.

"I don't have a leader or anything because I'm still trying to research all of them," he said. "I just listen to what they have to say and take everything in."

Robinson listed several programs that have called him this month.

"I just got off the phone with Coach Red (Anderson) from Florida," he said. "They want me to come play left tackle for them. The coach from Miami has called but he keeps getting my answering machine so he's been leaving messages. I'm also hearing from South Florida, Rutgers, Duke, N.C. State, and Wake Forest."

The talented left tackle prospect has one visit scheduled but plans on taking many more.

"The only one I have right now is Rutgers for December 5," he said. "I'm trying to set some others up but I just don't know when and where yet."

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