Spearman Robinson has been on the recruiting radar for a number of schools over the past couple of seasons. The Greenwood High wide receiver is a big target at 6'4 and he's got the athleticism and explosion that college coaches have come to love.
Many including myself have worried about the offensive system that his Eagles run, the wing-T, as it doesn't really afford Robinson or wide receivers in general many opportunities. Robinson has persevered and embraced his role in the offense over the years and he had another strong season despite limited targets and touches. He's hoping that it will be enough to show college coaches that he's ready to become a factor on the next level as well.
"This year I had 42 catches for 871 yards and 12 touchdowns," Robinson said.
Robinson says he was pleased with his play in 2011 and he talked about reaching the AAAA Division 2 state championship again in consecutive seasons.
"Overall yes I was pleased with how I played this season. But there's always room to improve and be even better in my opinion."
"We came into that game with a certain swagger about us. Being that we were the underdog we knew we could play loose. As the game went on and after the first touchdown I began to get more and more confidence. But at the end of the game, I never gave up and that's what it's all about."
Robinson and the Eagles fought valiantly and ultimately succumbed to a equally as talented Goose Creek team and lost 37-21. The Eagles and Gators were actually tied at the half but saw the Gators pound the ball with fullback Virgil Smalls to pull away with the win.
The senior prospect had a great game though as they were without one of their top playerss in fellow class of 2012 prospect RB/CB D.J. Goodman. Robinson did his part though and stepped up in the biggest game of the season coming up with 3 catches for 84 yards and 2 touchdwons. One was a one handed snare that had the crowd roaring with approval. Despite the loss Robinson handled it with great class and says he'll cherish the memories he made with his Eagles teammates.
"I'm extremely proud of how I played with my teammates. Of course I would have liked to win the game but I left that game knowing that I left it all out there."
Robinson is hoping that performance along with his senior season highlights that we'll have soon will be the catalyst to push many of the teams who are showing a strong interest in him to pull the trigger with offers.
One of those schools hosted Robinson for a visit and he talked about his trip.
"I had a chance to go up to Illinois a couple weeks ago and and I had a good time with coach Zook and his staff. I plan on taking official visits to Clemson and South Carolina soon too."
So which of those schools is chasing him the hardest as of late?
"Lately it's been Illinois, Ohio State, and Clemson."
Robinson says that he feels like Illinois and Clemson may be on the verge of offering him.
Having watched Robinson over the past 3 seasons we've seen him mature and develop into a big time target outside and he talked about what area of his game has improved the most since the end of his junior campaign a season ago.
"I believe my speed and being more confident with the ball in my hands has really improved the most for me since then."
The 2012 prospect is hoping that he'll be hearing soon from some college coaches who will be extending him an offer. Once we receive his senior season highlights we'll have them for you here on SCPrepNation.com!
Robinson holds the AAAA Division 2 runner up trophy after the game and consoles a Greenwood cheerleader