2017 QB talks UT offer

Class of 2017 quarterback Shawn Robinson (Denton, Texas/Guyer) can normally talk with the best of them.

But that wasn’t the case Monday afternoon when he informed HD that he has been offered by the Longhorns. For once, he was speechless.

“[Texas quarterbacks coach] Shawn Watson called my coach and told him they offered,” he said. “I was just surprised. I didn’t believe it at first. I didn’t think I was going to get an offer this soon. I couldn’t even talk.”

The Longhorns join Nebraska as the only schools to offer him. But that list will grow substantially over the next few seasons as he’s one of the best quarterbacks in his class.

“It means a lot. It definitely means lot. It means a lot,” Robinson said. “When I say ‘A lot’ it’s at the top. Let me finds the words. It’s hard to explain. It was very important to me to get that offer. Texas is Texas. Everyone wants to go to Texas.”

The offer means so much that he has Texas listed as his No. 1 school right now.

Robinson might be young but he’s been on the radar of Texas’ coaching staff for a long time. Defensive line coach Chris Rumph and Watson have both already been out to see him in person.

“Coach Rumph came down first and talked to me,” Robinson said. “He said not to worry about the college stuff right now. And that really meant a lot because most college coaches don’t say that to me. Then Coach Watson came down and watched me practice, and said the same thing. That just showed that they care about me and want me to succeed in everything I do.”

It is that type of interaction that really has Robinson intrigued by Texas.

“The coaches. Definitely the coaches,” Robinson replied when asked what stands out to him the most about UT. “The staff shows me a lot of love. I have great relationships with all of them. They really changed my perspective with everything. They wow’d me with everything.”

Just how good is Robinson? He’ll begin the season as the starter for Guyer ahead of 2015 Nebraska commitment Kevin Dillman.

He knows, though, that offers like the one he just picked up will only lead to a bigger target on his back. And it’s already huge given that he’ll take the reigns from Longhorns freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard, who led Guyer to consecutive state titles.

“I just have to rely on my teammates and work every day,” he said. “I have to think about all those that want to see me fail. They want to see me not succeed. I have to use that as fuel. I haven’t done anything yet.

“I thought that would be down the road. I just know I have to keep working and stay humble.”


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