“Since my first visit, I kind of knew in the back of my mind that it was the right place for me. The offense fits me. The atmosphere is great. I have great relationships with the coaches. After seeing some other campuses and talking to other coaches, I just knew.”
Those were the words of Shawn Robinson, a heralded blue-chip 5-star QB recruit from Guyer High School in Texas, concerning his commitment to TCU.
Robinson, who is currently rated as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback and the No. 10 overall prospect in the entire junior class by 247Sports, is one of the most sought-after high school football recruits in the country.
Prestigious powerhouse programs such as Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma and USC have all offered scholarshipss. However, the Texas native knew in his heart that he belonged in the Lone Star State.
In an interview with the Denton Record-Chronicle, John Walsh—Robinson’s head coach at Guyer—didn’t sound surprised that his quarterback chose TCU.
“He’s the son of a Texas high school football coach. The Big 12 is kind of our conference. We all have some kind of allegiance to the Big 12. His dad has been in the Fort Worth area as a head coach. Sonny Cumbie has done an unbelievable job of recruiting him. I think I saw this coming about six months ago.”
It’ll be another two years before the 6’2’’, 207-pound 16-year-old suits up for the Horned Frogs. But just the fact that Gary Patterson was able to outbid programs with greater recruiting resources and land such a highly touted recruit speaks volumes.
TCU already has an exciting dynamic dual-threat quarterback in Trevone Boykin. If Robinson continues developing on his current track, some day, he could be just as good, if not better than the team’s current star signal-caller.