And virtually every coach who recruits Robinson mentions his height — at 5-foot-11, he's not the prototypical linebacker prospect that Division I programs are looking for.
“At first, I didn't worry about it, but it's getting to the point where I wish I could just hit the 6-foot mark and just erase this,” Robinson said. “Everywhere I go, I know it's gonna be brought up. It's really annoying.
“I hope I can grow a couple more inches, but if not, I'll just have to show them that I'm really good at what I do.”
And he is. He has speed, power and quickness packed into his 220-pound frame, but his most valuable gift is inside his helmet.
“His physical nature is impressive. He's built real thick. He plays downhill, which is what you want with an inside linebacker,” Cox said. “But the thing that really separates him from good linebackers is how quick he diagnoses plays. Right from the snap, he recognizes it and picks it up.”
And the Millwood staff gives credit to Andy Bogert and his coaches at Heritage Hall as well.
“You could tell he was well-coached when he got to Millwood. He was as far along as some of our older guys when he got here,” Cox said. “He's a coachable kid. You know he's gonna come to work every day, and you know he's gonna do the right things.”
Oklahoman Super 30 No. 29 Marc Robinson School: Millwood Height: 5-11 Weight: 220 Position: Linebacker Offers: None yet, but interest from TCU, Nebraska, Colorado State and several Big 12 schools.