WR Spearman Robinson Shining Despite Wing-T

It's hard to generate a ton of interest as a wide receiver when your team runs out of the wing-T offense. The road hasn't been easy for 2012 Greenwood High standout Spearman Robinson but he's shown flashes of his talent despite not getting a lot of targets. Last week against #1 ranked Gaffney Robinson had his biggest game of the young season.

Spearman Robinson Profile

So far this season Greenwood has looked strong and is hoping to return to the AAAA Division 2 state championship game this season but hoping for a different outcome. Last week they faced Gaffney, which currently sits atop the rankings at number one. Although the Eagles lost the game, it also provided an opportunity for 2012 wide receiver Spearman Robinson to showcase his talent.

The Eagles are known for their vaunted rushing attack out of the wing-T and generally wide receivers haven't seen much action their way. Robinson is making the most of his opportunities in hopes of impressing college coaches though.

"So far this year I've got 9 catches for 200 yards and a touchdown. Against Gaffney I had 3 catches for 110 yards and a touchdown."

The tall wide receiver gave the Indians their props after they tangled too.

"They don't have many weaknesses on their team. Their offense is electric and the defense is athletic."

The 2012 prospect talked about making the most of his chances working out of the wing-T as well.

"It is extremely tough. I have to make the most of every opportunity because we are such a running team. But one advantage to being in the wing-T offense is that I get a lot of one on one on the outside, so when we do throw the ball I have that opportunity to make plays."

Many of his college recruiters are giving him plenty of encouragement he says.

"Most college coaches just tell me to play hard, block hard, and make the most of every catch. Yards after the catch are crucial in our offense."

This off season Robinson says he made strides since the end of his junior campaign. He spent a great deal of time increasing his speed and strength. Robinson also said he focused a great deal on ball control skills and eing able to control his body while in the air."

Right now Robinson says he's hearing mostly from Georgia, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina State but is hoping to hear from Clemson soon.

"Overall Georgia is still recruiting me the hardest."

Robinson says he hasn't lined up any visits yet but will be at the South Carolina-Georgia game this weekend.

"This year my goals are to have 1,000 yards receiving, 15 touchdowns, and 50 or more catches."

In doing so he says his pregame mindset is to, "Play hard, have fun, make the most of everything, and the rest will take care of itself."

Many players have ritualistic routines when it comes to game day but that isn't the case with Robinson.

"I don't have any really. I just like to eat Zaxby's before the game. And before we play, I visualize what I'm going to do in the game."

The loss to Gaffney last week stung but he says he and the Eagles are going to focus even more on doing everything necessary along the way to try and return to the state championship game again this year.

"We play such a tough schedule so that we can make a great playoff run. So coming out Friday night, we plan on coming out with a lot of energy and get a win in our home opener against Dorman."


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