Signing Day Capsule: Terrence Robinson

As a sophomore, played varsity at Spring (Texas), but transferred at mid-year to Klein Oak. Was forced to sit out as a junior, due to UIL rules, but was still able to play junior varsity. Look for Robinson to have a monster year this year at Klein Oak. Committed to Michigan over Boston College and Wake Forest near Signing Day 2008.

Terrence Robinson
Slot Receiver 5-9/170/4.33
Klein Oak HS (Spring, Texas)
NR: **** - Position Rank: 16 Player Video
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His Recruiting Story
Michigan didn't emerge until late in the process for Texas wide receiver Terrence Robinson. As a running back at his Klein Oaks school, Robinson was forced to sit out his junior year as a result of a transfer between local schools, thus entered 2008 recruiting under the radar.

With 4.33 speed, and vision and moves to boot, it didn't take long for Robinson to get noticed. In the midst of his senior year, offers started pouring in for Robinson. Nebraska, Oregon, Boston College, Wake Forest and others began offered the 5-foot-9 speedster a full ride. Once Michigan hired Rich Rodriguez, he threw the Wolverines name into the hat.

"I was at the dentist when I got the call from Rich Rodriguez," Robinson said. "I talked to the assistant coach and then Coach Rodriguez and I pretty much know the style of offense they ran at West Virginia. It is the spread with getting guys one-on-one in space. I'm familiar with the system. The other thing that struck me is the tradition. It's the winningest school in the NCAA. There are some guys I know on the team and they had nothing but good things to say about the program."

Robinson set up a visit to the Michigan campus the following weekend, and from that point on there was no doubt. In late January, while making a special televised announcement on the local news, Robinson selected the Wolverines over all his other offers. Boston College and Wake Forest were the two finalists competing with the Wolverines.

"I eliminated Wake first," he continued. "They had what I was looking for academically, but athletically they were still trying to get on the map. It's a great place, but it came down to Michigan and Boston College. Before I went to Michigan, I was kind of sold on Boston College. After I came back from the Michigan visit, there really wasn't a lot to discuss. It was just the feeling I had when I went. It's kind of like when you see your wife… you know that's your wife."

GoBlueWolverine Commentary
On the offensive side of the ball, of all the freshmen, it could be Robinson who will have the biggest opportunity to shine. With blazing speed and tremendous agility, it wouldn't be far fetched to see Robinson on return duties for the Wolverines as a freshman.

Also, while lacking the size of past Michigan wide receivers, the speed and shiftiness provide the Maize and Blue for the perfect slot receiver in Rich Rodriguez's spread attack. I wouldn't be stunned to see Robinson get the ball early and often as he tries to use his legs to create yards after the catch on screens or quick slants.

Robinson was the third Texan to commit to Michigan for the class of 2008.

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