His first performance for Chamberlain High was a 402-yard night and that opened a lot of eyes. Robinson went on to become a major college recruit and he later inked with Miami in February of 2006.
Robinson, now 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, spent his first season at UM as a redshirt as he continued learning how to play the position. Fellow true freshman Javarris James had been playing running back since he was a little kid.
Now entering his redshirt freshman season, Robinson has a new role.
"They moved me to H-Back," Robinson said. "It's like a blocking fullback and tight end put together."
Two of the biggest reasons for the switch were Robinson's ability to block and his ability to catch passes out of the backfield.
"I can catch the ball so the coaches saw that," he said. "I can work on my technique -- staying in front of the guy and rolling my hips through."
After one week of preseason practices, Robinson seems likely to get some playing time. He talked about that first week.
"I feel pretty good," he said. "I just gotta come to practice and show what I got."
The Hurricanes held their first two-a-day practice session on Saturday and Robinson was asked about that.
"It was the same as every other practice," he said. "It's just that it was hotter the second half. We just did some basic 7 on 7 stuff, 9 on 9, and individuals."
While it's unclear how much playing time Robinson will get heading into the start of the season next month, he definitely knows and understands his role.