Ambitious Athlete on Spartan Watch List

"Right now, I'm getting lots of mail," Southfield's Antwon Robinson says. And the interest is national in scope. "Big Ten, MAC, Pac 10," he says, listing the conferences that are showing the most post office love.

Next season, Antwon Robinson hopes to achieve great things. In addition to a state title for his team, Robinson will be working on attracting the attention of programs like Michigan State throughout summer camps and with next season's on-field performance.

If last season's stats are any indication, the two-way athlete who plays wide receiver and safety will be turning more heads come fall, if not sooner.

"Last season went good for me," he said. "I had 30 catches for over 600 yards, six touchdowns, and then five interceptions and 45 tackles."

Recruiting is early, so Robinson's primary contact with schools is through the mailman

"Right now, I'm getting lots of mail," he says. And the interest is national in scope. "Big Ten, MAC, Pac 10," he says, listing the conferences that are showing the most post office love.

Robinson says he's on many teams' watch lists, including Michigan State's. "I met one of their recruiters," he said. Robinson says he plans on making the rounds at various Junior Days and summer camps in the near future, but in the meantime he's been busy with other sports. "I play baseball in the spring and indoor track in the winter."

Robinson is the varsity captain of the Southfield baseball squad and is eager to get the season started. He plays center field and doesn't shy away from a comparison to Detroit Tiger Curtis Granderson: "Yeah," he says in a smooth, confident voice.

Robinson says he's currently being courted hardest by Illinois ("the coaches are all trying to get me down there for camps," he says) although he expects increasing interest from Michigan State and other programs as he attends various camps over the next few months.

Although he's not to a point of narrowing down his interest to specific schools yet, he does consider the conferences he'd most like to play in. "Anywhere in the Big Ten, Big 12," he says.

Next season Robinson says the Southfield football team should compete for a state title. "We're going deep in the playoffs with all of our players back," he says. "Everybody that made plays this year is coming back."

And for his personal goals, Robinson says the sky's the limit. "I want to make All-state, at the least."


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