Coach Brian Kelly received his 9th verbal commitment for the 2013 class today from WR Corey Robinson (San Antonio, TX – San Antonio Christian). Robinson is the 6th player to give his pledge following Junior Day and is listed at 6’4" and 195 lbs with a 4.65 forty yard dash time.
Robinson chose the Irish over offers from Iowa, Kansas, North Carolina, Navy and Wake Forest. Interest was beginning to pick up on this young man, as he had an impressive workout on Sunday at the Dallas Nike Combine. This is following a solid performance at the US Army Combine in January. He was named one of Rivals’ top skill performers at the camp.
Did I mention that he is the son of former NBA Legend David Robinson? CW is pretty excited about what he is calling "The Admiral High Five" at future football Saturday tailgates. He advises investing now in a tailgating ladder for just such an occasion.
Recruiting Service Rankings:
ESPN – Not Yet Rated
Rivals – 3 star, 5.6 Grade
Scout – 3 star (#63 WR)
247Sports – Not Yet Rated
Highlights after the jump.
To be honest, there aren’t much in the way of highlight reels for the young Admiral just yet. The only thing I could find was a few clips from the recent Nike Combine. He looks a bit raw right now and will likely take the first year on campus to continue to add weight and learn the nuances of Brian Kelly’s offense.
In the few clips I saw, Robinson is every bit of 6’4" and towered over the opposing CB. Many think that he will continue to grow and may ultimately end up at TE. I think that would be a great fit for him, as right now he looks pretty skinny at 195 lbs (which is saying something). If he does indeed move into a tight end role, look for him to get up to 240+ lbs even if he doesn’t grow another inch.
While Corey is still a somewhat raw prospect, he is a perfect fit for Notre Dame. I think he can develop into a nice red zone weapon in a few years.
Welcome to Notre Dame Corey!
Congrats to my son on his big decision!#GoFightingIrish— David Robinson (@DavidtheAdmiral) March 28, 2012