After just one year of high school football, Michael Robertson has established himself as one of the most dynamic athletes in the entire country and Michigan State is one of the latest schools of offer the talented 2020 prospect out of Callaway high school in Georgia.
While Robertson already holds offers from several high level schools, including Clemson, Auburn, Tennessee, California, Georgia, Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Minnesota, the 6-foot, 159 pound athlete recently told Spartan Nation that he was excited to land the offer from the Spartans.
“It was a blessing to pick up an offer from Michigan State,” he said. “It was huge, I was very excited about that offer.”
In his freshman season, Robertson proved to be a playmaker on both sides of the ball, playing wide receiver on offense, and playing multiple positions on the defensive side of the ball.
But Robertson has made a name for himself as a big hitter on defense, something he said has been instinctive for him dating back to playing football in his younger years.
“I don’t know where it comes from, that’s just me,” he said. “When I’m on the defensive side of the ball – when I was young, we used to play two-hand touch or pick ‘em up bust ‘em up in the back yard – so every time someone gets the ball, it’s just an instinct, I’ve got to hit them.”
Offensively, Robertson said he’s mainly focused on the basics while playing wide receiver and also said that his best attribute on the football field is his vision and ability to anticipate and read a play on either side of the ball.
“I just catch balls at wide receiver, I always look them in, make sure I do my routes correctly.” he said. “Just make plays.”
“My biggest strength is probably seeing the field, my mind, reading a play.”
While nothing is official as of yet, Robertson said he expects to both visit and camp at Michigan State this summer and is being recruited specifically by Spartans’ offensive coordinator Dave Warner.
A four-sport athlete, who plays basketball, baseball and track and field, along with football, Robertson said that he is drawn to Michigan State because of the Spartans’ coaching staff.
“The coaches, they allow the players to play their game,” he said.
The football field isn’t the only place where Robertson excels as he is an excellent student as well.
“I’m in a lot of advanced classes, AP classes,” he said. “It’s just about staying focused, doing the work, learning and making sure everybody around me is learning.”
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