May 23, 2009
BC offers Illinois QB/ATH
One of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the 2010 class now has a Boston College offer but there's a good chance if he signs with the Eagles he could also be looked at as a wide receiver, linebacker or safety.
Rochester, Ill., standout Sean Robinson, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound recruit, said he talked to the Boston College staff earlier this week and they want to see him as a quarterback even though the Eagles have a solid commitment from pro-style QB Joe Boisture out of Saline, Mich.
The competition would be fine with Robinson, who said he and Boisture have opposing styles and could give Boston College two different looks at quarterback if in fact he stays at that position if he were to sign with the Eagles.
"They called the other day and offered me the other day and they want me as a quarterback and that's it," Robinson said. "They want to get two quarterbacks this year and they already have that Boisture kid. He's a thrower. He can play. That's all I know about them really. I'll probably call them here and check in with them again.
"(Competition) doesn't bother me at all. That would make me a better player with him there. He's a pro-style quarterback, I'm a dual threat. People probably think he has a better arm than me and he might but that gives me the opportunity to prove people wrong.
"I'm going to have competition wherever I go if it's my age or four years above me. Who knows, whether he's my age or not, that doesn't bother me at all."
Robinson is up to 17 offers and things are rolling after he finished with 1,523 passing yards and 16 touchdowns last season. He also rushed for 1,071 yards and eight scores. In his sophomore season, Robinson caught 33 passes for 501 yards. Rivals.com rates him the No. 10 dual-threat quarterback in the 2010 class.
'It's wild," Robinson said. "I'm blessed to be in the position I am and I'm thankful for everything I've gotten and all the opportunities. I have so many opportunities I can choose from, it's going to be tough. There are a lot of good schools out there and I'm thankful I have so many offers.
"I have 17 offers now and I'm blessed for every one of them. It's fun. It gets old calling the coaches and whatnot every day and having them come to school but it's a pleasant problem."
Other schools involved for Robinson include Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue, Stanford, Syracuse, Washington State, Wisconsin and Central Michigan. He said visits to Nebraska and Purdue could be coming up shortly and that he would best fit in a spread offense where he can make things happen with his arm and feet.
"Definitely the spread," Robinson said. "We run a Central Michigan style offense here and we're out of the gun every time. We'll do some goal line stuff under center but we spread the field out and swing it around and do a lot of counter plays with a lot of options and a lot of reads."
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