Friday, July 2, 2010
2010 Countdown: #64 Marvin Robinson
Name: Marvin Robinson
Weight: 190 lbs.
School: Lake Region High School in Eagle Lake, FL
Jersey number: N/A
Prediction for 2010: Increasing role as backup spur
Robinson was a highly touted recruited all through high school, earning raves and hype from Michigan fans at least as far back as his sophomore year. As you can see above, he's well put together. Despite the fact that Rivals changed his position from safety to outside linebacker in its ratings, all indications from Robinson himself have pointed toward him playing strong safety in college. He's a big safety and will likely be 200+ lbs. by the time the season rolls around. He doesn't have the speed and quickness to play deep safety at the Big Ten level, in my opinion, but he is a very good athlete and a hard hitter.
I expect Robinson to earn more and more playing time as the season goes along. He tried to enroll early, but there was a snafu with his graduation/enrollment and that didn't happen. That will slow his development somewhat. But with the lack of experience in the defensive backfield, I wouldn't be surprised to see Robinson beat out some of the less heralded recruits or former walk-ons who currently litter the depth chart. He'll still only be a freshman, though, so a starting role is probably at least a year away.