Monday, December 31, 2012
Robinson playing Army Bowl liaison
By Damon Sayles
SAN ANTONIO – As players checked in during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl registration, three-star Notre Dame commitment Corey Robinson (San Antonio/San Antonio Christian) did his part as a liaison.
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As the lone roster player from the host city, Robinson made it a priority to speak to players about what San Antonio has to offer. The son of former San Antonio Spurs superstar David Robinson also assured players that they would have a good time preparing for the Army game, an event he’s been following for some time now.
“We’ve had some great players come through San Antonio. Aaron Green. Malcolm Brown. Johnny Manziel. I’ll even count Kerrville [Texas], as well,” Robinson said. “There’s great tradition, and playing in this is building on a part of history. That’s a big deal to me.”
Robinson said he touched base with several players early during registration, including Texas A&M commit Ricky Seals-Jones (Sealy, Texas/Sealy), USC commit Torrodney Prevot (Houston/Alief Taylor) and Texas commit Jake Raulerson (Celina, Texas/Celina). He said he plans on speaking to more out-of-state players as the week progresses.
In addition to being a liaison, Robinson also wants to be a first-class representative of the talent San Antonio has to offer. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound receiver finished the year with 67 catches for 1,414 yards and 21 touchdowns, and he hopes to bring his "A" game to the Army Bowl crowd.
“It really is a blessing to be here,” he said. “A lot of the guys around area will be around watching the game, and a lot of them wanted to play but weren’t able to play in the game. It’s a real honor to get to rep my city and my school and to have my friends and family watching.”