Back at 100 Percent

Freshman offensive tackle Corey Robinson spoke to GamecockAnthem.com before enrolling at South Carolina. Look inside for this premium update as Robinson discusses a number of topics including the injury that forced him to miss most of his senior season at Havelock HS in North Carolina.

Corey Robinson, the 6-5, 283-pound OT from Havelock, North Carolina who recently enrolled at South Carolina, is ready to get back out on the football field at 100 percent. Robinson, who committed to the Gamecocks during the summer of 2009, injured his leg in the first game of his senior season and was forced to miss some action and never fully recovered the entire season.

Robinson tore his meniscus during his team's season-opener and missed the next three games in rehab before returning to play the remainder of the season.

"I was in rehab by our sports medicine coaches and they really pushed me running on the treadmill and doing push-ups." Robinson said. "I was just doing a lot of leg work. During the season it wasn't completely healed but now that football season is over it feels good now. I don't even notice it."

Once the season ended, Robinson focused on getting stronger and preparing himself for football in the SEC.

"I've just been trying to strengthen my legs and do a lot of bench press. I do a lot of running and I've played some basketball just to stay in game shape."

Robinson plans on coming in and working hard to try and get on the field at some point during the 2010 season.

"I'm just going to bring my all every practice." Robinson said. "I'm just gonna try and learn the schemes to start off and just do everything I can to get better. Work on my pass blocking, drop blocking, my hand techniques, and hopefully I can bring some aggressiveness to the line."

That aggressiveness has seemingly been missing on the offensive line the past several years, but Robinson is looking forward to learning more about the game from Shawn Elliott.

"I learned a lot under my high school offensive line coach, but I just want to learn more." Robinson said of working under Elliott. "Right now I'm pretty raw but I just want to get better."

Robinson, along with the rest of Gamecock Nation, learned what it takes to win a National Championship when the South Carolina baseball team brought home the school's first men's national title.

"When I see things like that it shows winning at a school is possible and it makes you want to work even harder to win a National Championship to try and match what they did." Robinson said of the Gamecock baseball team. "It was great seeing them fight through everything. There were times when they could have given up, but they just kept fighting back."

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