Making Adjustment to New Position

Kylan Robinson came to the University of Miami as an extremely talented but yet very raw running back prospect. After redshirting last season, read on to find out what Robinson is saying about his new role on the team.

Kylan Robinson was a wide receiver at Anchorage East High in Alaska as a junior in high school. He moved to Tampa to play his senior season and it wasn't until the third game of the season that he got a chance to play running back.

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.


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