Nov 5, 2011; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; The Notre Dame Fighting Irish mascot runs the flag across the end zone after a touchdown during the first quarter against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB

Notre Dame WR Corey Robinson looking to become a more complete player


Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Corey Robinson has a very bright college football career ahead of him, and he has already caught four passes for 66 yards as a true freshman for one of college football’s most hallowed programs. It’s crazy thinking Robinson was only a three-star recruit coming out of high school, and that comes despite the pedigree of being NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson’s son. If he keeps it up, Corey Robinson could also make a big name for himself, and he already holds a defined role on this Notre Dame squad.

With an average of 16.5 yards per reception on those four catches, the 6’4″, 205 pound wideout has done a nice job stretching the field on the outside and using his height well. He doesn’t have blazing speed or anything (ran at 4.65 forty at his high school in San Antonio), but he plays fast, and Robinson has the makings of a dangerous “X” receiver once he becomes more polished.

That’s something all freshmen players are striving for, and Corey Robinson certainly has his eyes on the right prize. Per CSN Chicago, Robinson’s goal is to become more of a complete wide receiver, “The ordinary things, to be able to do the route-running, the blocking, not just the one thing I can do well, just jump up. I gotta make sure I can become a more well-rounded player, and I can see every day I’m getting better at the little things to become a more complete receiver.”‘

He’s been doing his job on the mental side of things by constantly studying the playbook and trying to learn more about Notre Dame’s scheme and his responsibilities in the offense. Robinson is already fifth on the team in receiving yards, and the arrow is certainly pointing upwards for a player who committed to the Irish in the early spring and never looked back. The Irish showed a lot of interest in Robinson as a recruit, but his only other major offers were from Iowa, UNC, Kansas, Navy, and Wake Forest. In my view, that’s a pretty nice recruiting coup for Notre Dame, all told.

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