Guyer quarterback Shawn Robinson didn’t need to start a game at his new school to earn an offer from one of the biggest programs in the country.
Texas offered the Guyer sophomore on Tuesday afternoon. Horns Digest first reported the offer.
That’s right. Robinson is a sophomore.
Robinson started for Saginaw Chisholm Trail last season and came to Guyer when his mom, Andrea Robinson, left Cedar Hill to become the girls basketball coach at Guyer.
Last season, Robinson threw for 1,123 yards, 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also ran for 624 yards and six touchdowns.
Robinson went to the Longhorns’ “Under the Lights” camp earlier this summer and said the atmosphere and the coaching staff made a good impression on him. He also ran into the man he’s replacing at Guyer, former Wildcat quarterback and Texas freshman Jerrod Heard.
Heard talked to Robinson during Robinson’s stint at the “Under the Lights” camp and another one-day clinic. Robinson said Heard imparted words of wisdom on both visits.
“He told me about how much he loved Texas and everything was going great,” Robinson said. “He just told me to keep my head on straight, stay humble and don’t let this college recruiting mess with my head and mess with the real stuff because it’s all about the team [Guyer] right now.”
Robinson was recruited by Texas assistant head coach Shawn Watson. Watson was the offensive coordinator at Louisville and left the program when Charlie Strong left the head coaching post at Louisville to take the same position at Texas.
Robinson said as of now, he wants to wait until the end of this season to orally commit to a university. He still has over two years before the Class of 2017 signing day rolls around.
Nebraska offered Robinson earlier this summer. Robinson has been attending camps all summer and he was impressive on his trip to Ohio State earlier this month.
— Adam Boedeker (@aboedeker) July 17, 2014
The feeling around Guyer and folks familiar with the recruiting business around the state believe Robinson will be one of the best quarterbacks in the country by the time he graduates in 2017.
If things go according to plan, Robinson will have his pick of where he wants to go to school.
Robinson is expected to be Guyer’s starting quarterback when the Wildcats open the season on Aug. 29.
Robinson and the Wildcats will face Allen, the two-time defending state champions, at Apogee Stadium. Allen will be led by quarterback Kyler Murray, who has orally committed to Texas A&M.
If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, you might want to go ahead and take care of that.