After a December visit to Ohio State for one of their Junior Days, Canton South wide receiver prospect Jerald Robinson's interest in the Buckeyes grew dramatically. He was able to see the team practice and do drills prior to their trip to Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl. An Intra-squad scrimmage among the Buckeyes really got his attention and the visit overall boosted his desired to become a part of their 2010 class.
Robinson put up some very noticeable statistics this past season for Canton South including 7 touchdowns receiving. "35 catches, 802 yards and 7 touuchdowns on offense, 7 interceptions and 52 tackles on defense." he reported when we contacted him recently. The qualities that set him apart include his route running and catching ability. "Catching, route running, and blocking would be my best attributes." he said.
He has been on a very success Canton South team that didn't have a great history until the past three seasons. "Making it to the playoffs for the first time in school history back to back to back." is the highlight of his career at Canton South to this point. The team also featured the Torrence brothers, Devon and Devo, who received scholarship offers from Ohio State with Devon currently a member of the team.
His college visits at this time include the Junior Day at Ohio State and a couple of game day visits. "Just games, and ohio state junior day.....it was great it boosted my interest in the school." Ohio State has his interest but there are a lot of teams from around the country considering a scholarship at this time. The program he selects will have many things to offer. "A good academic program, a great campus and students and a winning program." he explained to us.
The schools that have shown interest include most of the Big Ten and a number of schools outside the mid-west region. "Ohio State, Illinois, Michigan,Michigan State, Indiana, Buffalo, Florida State, UCLA, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, Purdue, Kentucky, Oregon, Vanderbilt, Purdue, West Virginia, Virginia, Louisville and Maryland."
It could be a long recruiting wait for the right school as he likes what he has seen in the three schools that he has visited on Saturday afternoons. "I havent really visited the campuses of any school except Mighigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State, but I love all 3 campuses and coaches and atmosphere."