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.
The once crowded quarterback derby at Guyer heading into the 2014 season is suddenly much clearer.
After the Guyer coaching staff moved last season’s backup to Texas freshman Jerrod Heard, David Haynes, to wide receiver full-time, the starting job under center was in the hands of sophomore transfer Shawn Robinson, who started as a freshman for Saginaw Chisholm Trail last season.
Prosper move-in David Moore was set to be Robinson’s backup and had a solid performance in Guyer’s spring game. Now, Moore is headed back to Prosper before his career at Guyer ever got started.
“It wasn’t really my decision,” said Moore, who started the regular-season finale for Prosper as a sophomore, going 8-for-9 for more than 200 yards and two touchdowns. “It was more for my mom and her personal reasons, she wanted to go back and I just said, ‘all right.’”
Guyer head coach John Walsh said the decision was made due to some family health concerns.
“David and his family are moving back to Prosper due to some family health issues,” Walsh said. “David worked hard during his time at Guyer, and we wish him well.”
The annual tease known as spring football comes to an end tonight, as the two-time defending Class 4A Division I state champion Guyer Wildcats will play their annual spring game at 6 p.m.
While the coaches have already done all of their evaluating over the past few weeks in spring practice and don’t really care too much for tonight’s game, it’s most for the fans, so here’s a little guide of what to watch for if you’re heading out to Guyer tonight.
It’s been well documented around here recently that Guyer is #blessed with an embarrassment of riches at quarterback, due to some move-ins and hirings.
Of course, David Haynes is entering his senior season after being seen as Jerrod Heard’s heir apparent for the past three years. Haynes started at wide receiver last season and could be a Division I-caliber recruit at either position. There’s also California move-in, via Sweden, Kevin Dillman, who recently committed to Nebraska and Prosper move-in David Moore. Then, of course, there’s super phenom Shawn Robinson, who’s the son of new Guyer girls basketball coach Andrea Robinson and new tight ends coach Othell Robinson.
This Sunday, AT&T Stadium will host the Dallas Elite 11 event with some of the state’s top signal-callers hoping to move on to the Elite 11 finals in Oregon this summer, where Jerrod Heard competed last summer.
Guyer head coach John Walsh said Haynes will be on hand this weekend at the event, as will Robinson. He said Dillman would be competing but he’s still rehabbing from a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered last season in California.
The Tom Landry Classic sent a tweet out Friday afternoon that caught some attention, saying Guyer would open the season against two-time defending Class 5A Division I state champion at UNT’s Apogee Stadium. The game was originally scheduled for Allen’s Eagle Stadium. Of course, the $60 million stadium, which is still not yet two years old, is undergoing some massive repair and might not be ready for play at all this season. When asked to confirm the decision, Walsh said he spoke with the Classic director and was told the move isn’t yet a 100 percent certainty, but it does look promising that the Wildcats will be opening their 2014 season in Denton with an Aug. 29 game pitting two back-to-back state champions.