WR Robinson Alexis commit to Rutgers

6'0 165 Robinson Alexis, from West Boca HS in Broward County, was one of the better WR prospects this summer at the Rutgers camp. Aside from his speed and ability to create seperation, Alexis showed something that is exciting in a WR- he attacks the football.

Two nights ago Robinson Alexis had some bad and good news to share. The bad news was that his West Boca team lost in the playoffs to Miami Jackson by the score of 17-10. "It was really a great, hard fought game, a total defensive struggle. We came up short but I am proud of the effort we gave. Our coach had me playing CB this game and I did well. On offense, I had 4-catches".

While the competitor Alexis was disappointed with the loss, he had his spirits up for the next endeavor. "I just want to get in to the gym and really start working out hard and working on my speed. I am at 165 right now and I want to get to 180 by the time I reach college. But I want it to be a good 180 so I can maintain my speed". Alexis is working out with weights with a teammate of his, as well as speed work with his track coach, former Syracuse-star Qadry Ismail. Last year, Alexis ran a 10.6 in the 100 M, 22 ft in the long jump, and 45 ft in the triple jump. He hopes to improve on those numbers this spring.

Now for the good news, Alexis received a 21 on his ACT and with his current GPA, is a qualified by NCAA standards. "I got my score just recently. I am good to go. When I was at camp, Coach Schiano told me that I just needed to get that score. As soon as I got my score, the first person I contacted was Coach Rizzi. Hopefully they can give me that scholarship soon and we can move forward".

Well last night, Coach Rizzi called Robinson with some good news of his own. That conversation started with some regular light discussion. Then about ten minutes into the talk, Robinson recieved two key questions: "How do you feel about Rutgers?" and "Are you ready to be a part of this class?" Rutgers Alexis told coach Rizzi that with his experiences with the Rutgers staff, his visit to campus, and the overall feel of the team, that he knew Rutgers was where he wanted to be at. He committed right there on the spot.

This is a solid pick-up at the WR position for the Scarlet Knights. He will take his official visit on December 8th.


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