Deacons Offer Texas Speedster

After watching one week of college football in the 2007 season, one thing remains obvious – speed wins games. Wake Forest is continuing to work to maintain team speed and the Demon Deacon coaches are reaching out to Texas to attempt to pull in top flight speed.

This past month, the Demon Deacon staff offered Terrence Robinson, a big-time speedster with a 4.33 40. "My height, I'm about 5'9, 5'9 ½ and about 172 for weight," Robinson noted. "My 40 was a 4.33 last time and bench was 325 with a 405 pound squat."

An elite athlete who has the ability to return kicks, play corner, quarterback, wide receiver, and running back at the high school level, Robinson has also proven himself on the track. "I run track in addition," Robinson noted. "Actually, the summer of 2006, I won gold at the junior Olympics in the 4 x 100." That speed has brought Robinson a bevy of offers even after sitting out his junior season after transferring high schools this past year.

"I currently have nine offers," he noted. "I'm trying to focus on the high school and the team right now but I'm keeping up with all of the teams and that's about it." At this point, schools such as Nebraska, Wake Forest, Oregon, Boston College, New Mexico, Texas Christian, Southern Methodist, Tulsa, and the University of Houston have offered Robinson.

Robinson has yet to decide on his official visits, however. "Me, my parents, and my coach are working on it, but we'll probably sit down this week with the bye and pencil in the officials I plan on," he said. "It's up in the air, but more than likely I'll go to Oregon, I do plan on visiting Wake Forest, maybe Nebraska, and I might go to Boston College again – I'm not really sure."

Official visits will play a major role in Robinson's decision as he remains open to all suitors at this point in his recruitment. "Right now, I'm still pretty open," he noted. "I'm very into everyone that's into me."

As for Wake Forest, he has become familiar with the Demon Deacons over the past few months. "I know they won the ACC last year and that stands out to me. To win the ACC – that's a tough division – so that's a good thing. My high school coach, Coach Smith, knows the coach personally and we got set up that way. We sent the highlight tape and they contacted me and offered."

Robinson, who holds a 3.2 GPA and an SAT over 1300, has already been qualified through the NCAA Clearinghouse.


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