Kwakou Robinson, 6-3 ½, 310 pound defensive tackle from Brooklyn Poly is probably the most highly touted recruit in the state of New York this year. He benches 415 pounds, squats 650 pounds, runs a 5.0 40, and is also an excellent student. Using his tremendous strength and size, he is a force to be reckoned with against both the run and pass, but admitted that he is probably strongest at "stopping the run in the middle." Despite his great talents and accomplishments, Robinson has a great work ethic and says he isn't satisfied with where he's at now, "I believe I can work on every part of my game. I don't think any part of my game is at the peak where I should be."
"Notre Dame, both USC's, Michigan State, Penn State, Ohio State, Miami, Wisconsin, and Maryland" are some of the schools Robinson is closely looking at right now and he has been offered by all of them. However, the big lineman also explained that he's actually open to even more schools and isn't counting anybody out yet. He is determined to take his time and take some trips before he makes his decision. Right now, Robinson has scheduled one trip to Ohio State for the 13th of October and is open on the other four. Of interest to Trojan fans is the fact that Coach Lane Kiffin is recruiting Robinson for USC.
In discussing the factors he is taking into account in choosing a college, Robinson noted that some of things he is looking at include "How well I fit into the scheme of the defense" and "the way I get along with the coaching staff, that's my main thing right there."
Robinson's Brooklyn Poly team, which also features big-time tailback I-Perfection Harris, is currently 3-0 and the varsity squad has only lost one game in the last 6 years. Last year, he had 55 tackles and 9 sacks. In discussing his numbers this year, he explained that he hasn't seen them but gave a guess, "I have maybe three or four sacks already and maybe ten tackles." Robinson will be in action this week against Gillman.