Terrence Edwards, who helps train receiver recruits from across the country, owns most of the record book real estate at Georgia when it comes to receivers.
He has a professional relationship with new 4-star receiver commitment Justin Robinson.
The former Bulldog handled things his role as a coach here in a very professional manner. Especially a priority recruiting target for UGA in the 2020 class.
Justin, I am so proud of you. We started this journey 4 years ago, look at you now. I never talk recruiting with my players, because, I never want to influence anyone on their decision. But, this one is very special to me. Now, I can say, Go Dawgs to you. #TEwracademy https://t.co/COXDBz5akq
— TE Wr Academy (@TEwracademy) March 3, 2019
What does Edwards think the Bulldogs are getting in Robinson?
“His best tool right now is he is very consistent catching tough footballs,” Edwards said.
What are they working on right now? Well, Edwards is aware of all the size comparisons out there to NFL great and all-time Georgia Tech legend Calvin Johnson.
“His size reminds you of Calvin Johnson a lot,” Edwards said. “I don’t want to put that pressure on him to compare him to an all-time great. But they do have similar traits at the same age. Right now, we are working on his fast-twitch muscles to go along with his straight-ahead speed.”
What Justin Robinson brings to the table physically
It is impressive to see where he is at after really one season of football in Georgia’s smallest classification. ELCA is a prolific private school in the Georgia High School Association, but Robinson had to sit out the 2017 season due to transfer rules.
He spent his freshman year at Strong Rock Christian in Locust Grove, but he didn’t play there at all. He tore his ACL going into his freshman year in 2016 so he didn’t play at all as a freshman.
The measurables here are already vast for Robinson.
- 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds
- 4.5 speed in the 40 (that was timed at UGA)
- 37-inch vertical leap (that was also measured at UGA)
“We will continue to get better at running every route on the route tree,” Edwards told DawgNation. “Also, he’s so tall, we are working on bending at the hips to control himself more getting in and out of breaks.”
The thinking there is simple. He’s was already 6-foot-3 in height as a sophomore at ELCA. Robinson will be a giraffe out there where ever he lines up.
The goal is to make him move and dip and come out of his breaks like a much smaller receiver and reap the best of both worlds.
“With his size, he’s going to continue to grow and learn how to use his size to his advantage,” Edwards said. “He can ‘Moss’ people because he has long arms and leaping ability to track deep balls.”
Robinson currently rates as a 4-star receiver. That puts him as the nation’s No. 63 overall receiver and the nation’s No. 328 overall receiver for the 2020 class.
I’d expect those ratings to rise as the recruiting cycle matures in regard to Robinson.