Two Big Ten Offers for Robinson

After missing all of his junior season with an injury, Deerfield Beach (FL) defensive back Aaron Robinson felt it would take some time to get bigger scholarship offers. It didn't take too long, as both Rutgers and Wisconsin offered Wednesday.

With college coaches watching him go through a spring practice, Deerfield Beach (FL) defensive back Aaron Robinson knew a good performance might net him some more scholarship choices.

“My practice today I thought was all right,” said Robinson. “Not the best, but it was a pretty decent practice.”

Good enough evidently to pick up a pair of Big Ten scholarships, as both Rutgers and Wisconsin followed through with offers.

Defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield is leading the Badgers’ recruitment, and Robinson said Breckterfield dropped off a pamphlet of the school and his business card. He didn’t know which coach stop from Rutgers, but the 6-1, 185-pound receiver felt he gave them both a glimpse of his skill set.

“(I showed) a lot of footwork, coverage skills (press and off coverage) and adapting to different schemes like zone,” he said. “I showed that I am where I am supposed to be.”

Although not knowing much about either school at this point, Robinson said he has had a passing relationship with former Wisconsin cornerback Antonio Fenelus, who has spent time at his school coaching in the offseason.

“He was helping coach me up,” said Robinson.

More offers could be coming Robinson’s way, as he says Arkansas, East Carolina, Florida, LSU, UCF and Virginia Tech have all sent him mail or sent a coach to watch him practice.

“There’s a lot of interest coming my way,” he said.

After missing all of his junior season with a broken collarbone, the two Big Ten offers has given Robinson a renewed sense of motivation.

“I’m very excited,” said Robinson. “Actually it’s very exciting to get offers from those two schools. I put forth my best foot in practice and everything I do with the game and the classroom. It’s helped me become a better person by working hard.”

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