Robinson gets first offer

Bellaire Episcopal quarterback Austin Robinson received his first offer on Monday. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder is hearing from a number of schools including TCU.

On Monday, Bellaire Episcopal quarterback Austin Robinson finally received what he'd been waiting for; a scholarship to play D-1 football.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder has received steady interest throughout the process from schools such as TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Rice, Baylor, Missouri and Houston among others. UTSA, which will play in the WAC in 2012, is the first school to extend Robinson an offer.

"I feel relieved, I feel like it's a blessing," Robinson said of receiving his first offer. "I'm just filled with joy, they say the first one is always the hardest and I'm glad and thankful that God has given me this opportunity to receive that offer."

Robinson says he's stayed in constant contact with college recruiters via Facebook. Among the schools he's corresponded with is TCU and offensive line coach Eddie Williamson. Although the Frogs are showing strong interest, Robinson is unsure whether or not the Frogs will be offering. He will have the chance to impress them in the coming weeks.

"I haven't really asked them specifically on where I stand with an offer, but they do want to come down during spring ball and bring the offensive coordinator or quarterback coach and watch me throw," Robinson said.

Now holding his first offer, Robinson isn't ready to name any favorites just yet and says he keeping all of his options open at the moment.

"No, not really," Robinson answered when asked if he had any favorites. "I like (the state of) Texas, but I'm not saying that I want to stay in Texas, I'm keeping all of my options open at this point. There are not any favorites right now."

Although he's not naming any clear favorites, TCU is one school to keep an eye on for a variety of reasons. Robinson admits that the thought of playing for the Horned Frogs is intriguing.

"Yes sir, coming from a private school and going to another private school is interesting. I have the background and mindset for it and the academics are phenomenal at TCU. I think it's a phenomenal school," Robinson said of TCU. "I do have an interest in them. Some of my fellow colleagues I used to play with and people that I'm best friends with attend there now and that's a major feeding school for my school.

"It's near the top of my list; it's up there for sure. I like the school, I like the spread offense and how it's high paced also."

Robinson threw for 1,429 yards and rushed for 521 yards and scored 25 times in 2011. That's even more impressive when you consider that the signal caller is extremely young for the 2013 class and in reality he should be a 2014 graduate.

"I should be a sophomore, I'm very young, I'm sixteen and don't turn seventeen until September. I'm probably the youngest in my class," he said.

Robinson says he will attend camps this summer at A&M, Baylor, TCU (Katy) and Texas Tech (Pearland).


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