Jerald Robinson is a self described playmaker. A huge junior season on both sides of the ball proves his statements to be true. One look at his stats is all anyone would need to believe them.
"I'm a playmaker. Whenever you need a big play, or a big catch, that's the type of player I am. I had a good season this year. I had like 35 catches for 803 yards and 7 touchdowns. I had 7 interceptions on defense with 52 tackles.
After said monstrous output, many would believe without difficulty that Robinson would have racked up numerous amounts of scholarship offers. While most everyone in the Big Ten are sending the talented youngster letters, and talking spring time offers, the Wolverines stepped up to bat first with a scholarship offer.
"I was at school and I was called down to the office, and I knew something was going on because he was acting real weird and different. He wanted me to call my parents, and then took me down to the football office and asked me who were my three top schools. I told him it was Michigan, Ohio State, and Michigan State. And he was smiling on the way down to his office and he told me he had an offer from Michigan, that Coach Rodriguez and his staff all agreed that I was a real good athlete, and they wanted me to be a Wolverine, so my coach told me all that and gave me my offer."
As a big time name from the state of Ohio, it's not often a young man will spurn the Buckeyes and head north, but it has happened before, especially in 2009 when the Buckeye State's top player, J.T. Turner chose to don the Maize and Blue. With Robinson, the Wolverines are definitely heavy on his mind.
"Michigan is number one right now. They are my first offer, and I've been doing some thinking about how they're in the re-building stage. I'd like to be a part of that, but right now, I'm just waiting. I don't know yet."
While he's waiting it out, several schools talked to him about springtime offers. However, now that the Wolverines have jumped into the early mix, that may soon move up the process for Robinson and his other suitors.
"Ohio State, West Virginia, Purdue, and Illinois are all the schools talking about offering soon."
In the meantime Robinson is focusing on his junior season in basketball, and prepping for camps and combines to help garner him more scholarship offers he so desires. He'll be an attendee for the Scout.com and New Athletics camp held at Ohio State at the end of March, and also has several summer destinations set in his schedule.
"I know in the summer time I'm going to the Michigan State and Ohio State camp. Any other camps or combines I can get in to I'll probably do. I'm just looking to show that I can play football and make plays. I want to show that I'm one of the top receivers in 2010."