Coming as a surprise to absolutely no one, Guyer quarterback Shawn Robinson will enter his junior season for the Wildcats as a five-star recruit by at least one recruiting service.
Scout announced on Monday that Robinson was its first quarterback in the Class of 2017 to earn a five-star rating from its Midlands division, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota.
“I don’t know a whole lot about what stars mean, but I do know Shawn is really dang good,” Guyer head coach John Walsh said.
This, like I said, is a surprise to no one. Robinson had his coming-out party on the Texas high school landscape last season after moving to Guyer from a young Saginaw Chisholm Trail program after his mother, Andrea, was hired in April as the Guyer girls basketball coach. Robinson started as a freshman at Chisholm Trail, but went relatively unnoticed. Then, he went to Guyer and took off.
The 6-2, 205-pound sophomore used his pass-first approach to throw for 2,799 yards and 33 touchdowns to go with just five interceptions. But he’s also not only a plenty capable runner, he’s a lethal one. He rushed for 1,416 yards and 17 scores while averaging more than 10 yards per carry in leading Guyer to the area round of the Class 6A Division II playoffs as a 15-year-old.
Robinson already has offers from Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Baylor, TCU, Nebraska and Arizona State, and the next two years of watching him ought to be really fun for area high school football fans.