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2006 '06 OH WR Armand Robinson (Miami of Ohio signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by LordJeffBuck, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Dispatch

    8/25

    Player won’t let football define him
    Reynoldsburg’s Robinson maintains the right attitude
    Thursday, August 25, 2005
    Mark Znidar
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    Years ago, Armand Robinson came to the conclusion that football would never define him.

    After sitting out the entire season as an eighth-grader with a broken ankle, he didn’t try out the next two years at Reynoldsburg.

    Robinson’s decision had nothing to do with the coaching staff, teammates or the game itself.

    "Everybody was asking me about that," Robinson said. "I just watched college football and the NFL on television. I can’t really give a reason for not playing. I just never thought about it. I know that my freshman year I thought they had too many running backs. Now, I love football."

    Last season, everyone found out what the Raiders were missing when Robinson caught 42 passes for 826 yards and nine touchdowns.

    By the time the college summer camps ended, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Minnesota and Miami University had offered him scholarships and Michigan State and Cincinnati said offers might be pending.

    Personal questions tend to embarrass Robinson.

    "I just want Reynoldsburg to make the playoffs and have a really good season," he said. "I don’t want the colleges to get into my head, but they’re still in the back of my mind. It’s a great experience, but it can be stressful."

    Raiders coach Woody Underwood said that with Robinson, what you see is what you get.

    "Armand is a stand-up guy and makes the right choices," Underwood said. "It’s just that football was never a priority in his home. Football is icing on the cake for him. Academics are the most important thing in that family."

    Sister Allaina Robinson, a senior on the Reynoldsburg tennis team, can vouch that her mother, Emilie, keeps track of her children’s grades more than their athletics. Older brother Michael is on academic scholarship at Ohio State.

    "Armand and I find ourselves motivating each other," Allaina said. "If we have a lot of homework, we’ll say, ‘Let’s sit down in the living room and turn off the TV and concentrate. That way we’ll both get our work done and do it better.’ "

    Armand has a 3.0 average taking advancedplacement classes. On the football field, the 6-foot-1, 192-pound receiver does it better than most others, too.

    "You hear the term gamer, and Armand is that kind of player," Underwood said. "He’s one step faster than the person chasing him. If he’s tired — and he plays almost every down because he’s a safety and cornerback on defense — he’s still fast."

    Robinson’s numbers as a junior are more impressive because the Raiders lost five practice days as penalty for holding unauthorized workouts under previous coach Kerry Hodakievic and that Underwood wasn’t hired until July 17.

    "And our quarterback, Lance Lasker, had just transferred from Kansas City," Robinson said. "Coach came in so late that our offense was pretty simple. We ran a lot of ‘you go deep’ plays and fades.

    "This season, we’ve got our plays down. We also have more plays. Lance has a nice arm. But I don’t care how many times we throw. We can run all the time as long as we win games."


    mznidar@dispatch.com
  2. osubucksfan2

    osubucksfan2 Freshman

    im bout to go out of town but I went to his game today vs. Pickerington Central and Armand caught a 15-20yard TD pass (i had bad seats lol) and at a KEY point in the game when it was 13-7 Pickerington Armand got an Interception. but our offense sucks and we couldnt score at all and we lost 28-7.

    Game 1: 1 TD 1 INT
  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Scout $ (Duane Long)

    8/26

    Armand has offers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Carolna and Miami of Ohio. He says he is hearing from tOSU but not as much as before.
  4. osubucksfan2

    osubucksfan2 Freshman

    yea His favorite school is Definately NORTH CAROLINA. Its between OSU and NORTH CAROLINA and if OSU doesn't offer (they probably won't unless he has a spectacular season) then its UNC all the way.........
  5. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Meyer is back. Deal with it Florida.

    rivals.com$

    8/29/05

    Robinson had 7 catches for 77 yards and a TD as Reynoldsburg lost to Pickerington 28-7.
  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Meyer is back. Deal with it Florida.

    rivals.com$

    9/14/05

    Robinson still has offers from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Miami of Ohio, and North Carolina. He is looking at all four schools and will be scheduling official visits. Miami(OH) and Michigan State are his favorites because they are recruiting him as a wide receiver.
  7. NavyBuck

    NavyBuck Beer Guzzling Buckeye Fan

    I saw Armand play against Lima Central the week before last. He has good size and skills, but did not really stand out to me. I can see why he is being recruited as a DB. The best looking prospect to me on the Reynoldsburg side was Lance Lasker, the QB. That definitely will not be his position in college, but he is a good sized kid with some good wheels.
  8. osubucksfan2

    osubucksfan2 Freshman

    Armand was just offered by Cincinnati and the Northwestern coaches will come to reynoldsburg to watch Armand play Hilliard Davidson next Friday (9/30).
  9. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Meyer is back. Deal with it Florida.

    rivals.com$

    9/23/05

    Robinson is being recruited as a safety and wide receiver depending on the schools. Miami (OH), Cincinnati, North Carolina, Minnesota and Wisconsin have offered. Michigan State, West Virginia, Northwestern and Notre Dame have been calling. Robinson would like to play receiver in college, also says he has not been hearing a lot from tOSU.:(
  10. kingarmand1

    kingarmand1 Newbie

    I haven't logged in to this site for a while and if i did i would just look at what you are saying about me. It amazing that you know all of this inside info about me LOL. On the season i have roughly 20 catches for 5 TD's. and on Defense i have 25 Tackles and 2 INT's. Im concentrating on my season right now so i havent got a chance to get into the recruuiting process yet.........
  11. NavyBuck

    NavyBuck Beer Guzzling Buckeye Fan

    Welcome Armand. I am from Reynoldsburg myself. I see the Raiders are only a point or so out of the 8th playoff spot, which isn't too bad considering.

    You never know what is going to happen in recruiting. I remember talking to Marc Philmore when his best offer was Ball State. The next thing you know, here comes Northwestern. Good luck on the rest of the season and I hope you get the offers you want. UNC is not bad at all, though. Very good school and beautiful campus.
  12. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Meyer is back. Deal with it Florida.

    link

    9/30/05

  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Meyer is back. Deal with it Florida.

    Robinson had a 6 yard touchdown run in a 22-13 win over Westerville North....
  14. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Rivals $

    10/30

    Armand committed to Miami (OH) today. Best of luck Armand.
  15. wadc45

    wadc45 FINISH STRONG Staff Member

    Good luck to Armand at Miami...

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