Return Artist

This Ohio return specialist has received interest from a Big East and a Big Ten school, and is hoping to see some offers come his way as he waits out the recruiting period.

Mitch Robertson, a wide receiver and kick return prospect from New Albany, Oh., has bee contacted by West Virginia and Purdue, and also has a number of options in the Ivy League.

"West Virginia tried to call me [Monday] night, but I wasn't home," said Robertson, who was on the Mountaineer campus for the Pitt game. I have gotten letters from them and from Purdue, and I'm also hearing from Pennsylvania, Yale and Brown in the Ivy League, and Dayton, Furman and Colgate."

Roberston first attracts notice for his kick return talent. The shifty senior ran back seven kicks for scores this year – four on kickoffs and another three on punts.

"I ended up with about 1300 total return yards," said Robertson, who plays wide receiver and defensive back. "I catches for 250 yards and five touchdowns, and had four interceptions and ran back one of those for a touchdown."

Thirteen scores is certainly nothing to sneeze at, and recruiters are taking notice of Robertson's performance. Although he doesn't have any offers yet, he is hoping some will come his way soon.

"I am kind of surprised I haven't gotten an offer yet," Roberston said honestly. " I have a lot of potential. I haven't been able to lift and work out as much as I would like, because I play three sports and I move right from one to the other. Once I get into a strength program I think I have a chance to make an impact."

Robertson runs track and plays basketball as well as performing on the gridiron, and has attributes that help him in all three sports.

"Overall I am a good athlete," Robertson said. "I'm just naturally fast, and I have a lot natural athletic ability. In football, I have good instincts and field vision. I can find the open spaces and run to them."

West Virginia has seen Robertson's film, and will continue to evaluate Robertson at both wide receiver and kick returner. Robertson was a first team all-MSL Ohio and first team Central District selection, and made the Top 25 S&P team. He was also the Columbus Dispatch return specialist of the year, and a second team all-state selection as a defensive back.


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