Sean Robinson (6-foot-4, 210-pounds) came to Notre Dame last week with hopes of leaving with a scholarship offer, but as of now he's still waiting to hear from the Notre Dame coaching staff.
"I think they got a good look at me throwing this past Friday and Saturday" Robinson responded when asked about his performance at the Notre Dame passing tournament. "I talked to Charlie Weis for quite a while and I talked to coach Powlus and coach Ianello. They probably saw ten games that we played, so they probably saw me throw more than they would have at some of these one-day camps.
I went up there and competed like I said I would. I had two pretty good days throwing the ball. I know I threw some bad balls at times, but I know the second day that the ball was definitely coming out of my hand much better. It was spinning well and it just looked prettier. I think I was accurate all weekend, but the second day I felt was definitely the better day from looks, if you watched the ball spin.
"I should find out soon what they their plan is in terms of an offer pretty soon," Robinson said. "I went up there and threw for them, and they said that they had a couple kids that were coming up to their camp that they wanted to take a look at and that they were going to make their decision based on that. They told me either way, that if they wanted to advance and offer that they weren't going to waste any time and they were going to get right in the mix. If they don't want to, they said that they were going to tell me. We'll know pretty soon."
Robinson's offers range from Nebraska, Purdue, Northwestern, Iowa, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Stanford, Washington State, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Iowa State and Kansas. If he adds a Notre Dame offer to his list, the Irish would jump right into the mix.
"I'm up to 23 total offers," Sean said. "I want to pay at the best level that I can play, and every conference is a good conference. I love the SEC, Big 12 and Big 10 and they have prime football players in those conferences, but I'm just trying to play at the highest level and wherever that is, it is. There are about 10 schools that I'm focusing ion, but I haven't told anyone that yet. I'm just trying to work through that with my family right now and narrow my list down.
"Notre Dame is a big-time school. That's football country. That's the Mecca of college football. It's a pretty big deal to go to Notre Dame or to get an offer from them, let alone to play football there. They'd definitely be on my list and I'd have to make a closer evaluation if they offered."Although the Irish landed a commitment from Andrew Hendrix, Robinson says the Irish are intent on bringing in two quarterbacks.
"I talked to coach Weis about that when I was there they are still looking for another quarterback," Robinson explained. "They need to take two this year and they plan on doing that. They told me that Andrew Hendrix did commit to them, but that they're still looking for another one.
"That doesn't bother me. I'm going to have to face competition wherever I go, whether it's my age or four years older. It's more comforting knowing that you're the only quarterback going in there at that class. But why not compete against a kid your age and go in there with the same knowledge about their style and their playbook, instead of a kid that has a couple years on you."
As a junior, Robinson threw for 1,525 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Chris also rushed for 1,070 yards and eight touchdowns.
"I'm definitely a dual-threat quarterback," Robinson said. "We run a wide open spread attack, a lot like Central Michigan and Florida's offense. We use the whole field and get after people. We run a no-huddle. I think my strengths are being able to use my athleticism. I love to throw the ball, but I can also run the ball and it's nice to have both options."