Georgia football freshman WR Justin Robinson an early favorite to make impact
Terrence Edwards said he doesn’t think Georgia receivers coach (Cortez) Hankton would mind him sharing a secret about incoming freshman receiver Justin Robinson.
“I don’t think he would mind me saying this, but Coach Hankton is probably more excited or just as excited about Justin as any other receiver,” Edwards said. “He’d always say ‘Justin was so underrated,’ it was crazy.”
Robinson, who enrolled at UGA in January and went through offseason conditioning, ranked as the 49th-best receiver in the nation, per 247Sports.
Robinson was already turning heads in the offseason conditioning drills and proving he could measure up.
Edwards, however, sees Robinson as an impact player in the 2020 class.
“He will bring a blend of speed and tremendous size to the position that we haven’t had,” Edwards said. “He came in at 206 and now he’s 216 pounds, at 18 years old.
“You watch him playing safety and the way he blocks, and that’s what Kirby (Smart) likes. Justin can be one of those guys that can go into the box and block bigger linebackers.”
Edwards said Robinson, who he has trained since Robinson was in eighth grade, reminds him of Jake Fromm’s go-to receiver last season.
“I think he will play the boundary, but he can block the perimeter and set the edge,” Edwards said. “Then his ability to track balls and high point them is impressive. His catch radius is ridiculous, the closest one I can think of is Lawrence Cager.
“Now imagine having a younger version of that we can develop on the outside. I think a lot of people sleep on him because of the star rating.”
Edwards indicated Robinson could be faster than Cager, saying he ran a 4.56-second 40-yard dash at Clemson football camp.
The extra work Robinson is putting in with strong practice restrictions in place will only make him that much more prepared to contribute to what’s shaping up as another madeover WR corps at Georgia.
“Justin has a ways to go, but I think he will contribute this year,” Edwards said. “He has a lot to learn coming from a 1A private school as far as the speed of the game.
“The stoppage this spring was big, he needs this (private training) time. It could catapult him to having early contributions.”
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