Physically, Marcus is blessed with great explosiveness. Recently, Marcus was timed in the forty at 4.5 seconds and had a 34" vertical. I had the good fortune of seeing one of Marcus's workouts. During his workout he demonstrated great strength and endurance as he bench pressed 315 lbs. and performed 185 lbs. for 19 reps respectively. Afterwards, while we were having a conversation in the school's gymnasium, I had him stand underneath the basketball goal where I tossed him a basketball and asked him to dunk it. He took one step and threw it down like most people throw down a McDonalds Big Mac...with sheer ease and enjoyment.
I asked Marcus what exactly fuels his fierce intensity on the field: "When I play I know my mother is in the stands and I just want to please her. I know if I outwork everybody, most of the time good things happen for me on the field like defensive touchdowns or takeaways. I love my mother so much, I just want her to be happy so I play my tail off for her."
Marcus has set goals for the 2008 season. "I just want to continue working on my game and pushing myself to become one of the more dominant players in the country and helping my team win a state title."
Marcus will be very busy this summer as he visits schools and decides which school will be best fit for him. According to coach McCray, Marcus is receiving interest from the following schools: UCLA, Miami, Rutgers, Florida State, Florida, Kansas State, Ole Miss, and FIU.
After spending the day with Marcus, it is certain that he would be an asset to any school in need of a Lawrence Taylor-type player with such passion and desire to win. Marcus Robinson is one of the more menacing linebackers in the state of Florida and it is expected that coach McCray will have a lot of visitors this fall.