Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville (Fla.) is adding a rising prospect to their already intimidating defensive backfield. Jahquez Robinson is a class of 2020 cornerback who spent his first two seasons with Trinity Christian Academy. Robinson (6-feet-2, 180 pounds) is currently committed to NC State.
At a recent 7v7 camp, Gridiron Now caught up with Robinson to discuss his recruitment.
“I’ve had my offer (from N.C. State) since ninth grade summer,” Robinson said. “I’m getting looks from LSU, they’re sending me stuff in the mail. Notre Dame, they told me to come up for a camp.”
Although Robinson is excited about the interest he is receiving, he remains firmly committed to N.C. State. He went on to talk about what he liked most about N.C. State and why he decided to commit so early.
“It’s a great atmosphere,” Robinson said. “I love the coaches, they’re great. The school has a lot of character to it.
“I took my whole family up there, the coaches met all my little sisters, all my aunties, all that.”
Garnering an offer of N.C. State’s calibur so early in his career is impressive. Some of Robinson’s success could be attributed to learning behind two former 5-star recruits, Tyreke Johnson (2018) and Shaun Wade (2017), both of who are currently playing for Ohio State.
Robinson discussed what type of impact they have had in his growth.
“(Tyreke) is going to try and make you better,” Robinson said. “He’s a trash-talker, so it’s going to bring the dog out of you.
“Shaun Wade is like my big brother, he’s still been telling me stuff so I can get better at my game.”
Robinson’s recent transfer to Sandalwood will now line him up with 2019 defensive back, Antonio Clary. Clary is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports.
Robinson thinks that he and Clary’s partnership this season for the Saints could be something special.
“He’s a great player, he has a nose for the ball,” Robinson said. “I feel like me and him together, were both six-foot-plus, it’s going to be lockdown.”
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