The recruiting process seems to be moving faster and faster with prospects getting offered earlier than ever before. Savannah (Ga.) Christian Prep athlete Michael Robertson knows all about that approaching the twenty offer total just as a 2020 prospect.
The talented do-it-all Peach State standout saw his offer list continue to grow recently as the Wolverines became the latest to extend a scholarship offer.
“(Linebackers) Coach (Chris) Partridge talked to my dad, who coaches me at my school and told him that I had an offer,” Robertson told The Michigan Insider. “I was excited because I model and coaches say I play like Peppers. Oh yeah, I’m a big time fan of him. I was very excited.”
“I am very interested. They have a good education background. The environment is great. They believe in having a player like myself in multiple positions.”
His uncle, Demetris Robertson knows a thing or two about the recruiting process himself being a former five-star wide receiver and ultimately signing to California. The elder Robertson has shared some recruiting wisdom on the upcoming prospect as he goes through the process. That knowledge gained is just another box checked in the Maize and Blue’s column for the talented youngster.
“Oh yeah, my uncle Demetris who is at California, said make sure one of your interests is that the school puts you in a position to be successful off and on the field. I do think Michigan can do that.”
With just one year of high school football under his belt, Robertson showed why he’s already getting heavily pursued by many programs from his dynamic ability and versatility being able to make an impact on both sides of the ball. A game that he keeps working on, but sees a lot of former Wolverine standout and Cleveland Browns first-round draft pick, Jabrill Peppers in it.
“I’m like Peppers,” said Robertson. “I'm smart on both sides of the ball. I play fast and I play to win. I'm competitive. I'm working on learning how to come out of my routes quicker, with good separation, to read defenses faster with Coach Chumley. My quickness most of all.”
One of the main reasons for his strong interest in the Wolverines is because of the variety of ways Peppers was used in Ann Arbor under Jim Harbaugh. A coach that he has high praise for and can’t wait meeting when he visits campus this summer.
“It's a blessing that one of the top coaches in college football consider me a player who could play for him one day,” said Robertson. “I think he is a coach that respects and understands his players. I think that players enjoy playing for him. This summer I will take a visit.”