Illinois QB gains Cougar offer

OUT OF THE MIDWEST, he's a tall, athletic signal caller who currently has four offers and after some weekend visits, could be adding more this week. Most of those schools are located relatively close to home, but the one that isn't is Washington State. When it comes to Robinson's interest in the Cougars though, distance is not a factor.

One would look at 6'5, 205-lb Sean Robinson, Rochester, Ill., and assume he is a pocket passer.

That is partially true. The strong-armed passer from Rochester High (Ill.) passed for 1523 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior. However, his size does not affect his mobility. A fine athlete, Robinson also rushed for 1,071 yards on just 139 carries and scored eight rushing touchdowns.

His combination of size, arm strength and mobility has attracted colleges his way and has resulted in several offers.

"I have offers from Washington State, Toledo, Western Illinois and Air Force," he reported, "and I've hearing a lot from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Vanderbilt and Northern Illinois."

Most of those schools are located relatively close to Rochester, but the one that isn't is Washington State. When it comes to Robinson's interest in the Cougars though, distance is not a factor.

"We sent out my tape to pretty much every school in the whole country and they were one that liked my tape," Robinson explained, "Their offensive coordinator knows my head coach here at Rochester and they talked to him and decided they were going to offer early. They're a Pac-10 school, they play against the best in nation and I'm excited about that."

Robinson has been active in the past few weeks, attending several junior days. Two weekends ago, he headed to Champaign and visited Illinois.

"It went really well, I like the campus and I like coaches. They got a brand new offensive coordinator from TCU, Coach Schultz, he seemed really interested. Coach Schultz just got there so things are moving real slow, he said be patient and everything will work out."

This past weekend, Robinson went on two visits, first going to Northern Illinois and then heading up to Madison for a somewhat impromptu visit with the Badgers.

"I was planning on going to Northwestern, but Wisconsin called me they asked if I could come down there. Originally, I told them no, since I was already committed to going to Northwestern, but they fired back with, if he come up and everything looks good and looks how it should, we're planning on offering."

Robinson has not yet received that offer, but should know soon, "We'll find out within this week," he said, "It was a good visit. I like the coaches up there, Coach Bielema and the coaches up there are good guys. I got to watch some winter conditioning and it was real intense."


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