Highland Springs lineman Evan Robinson (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit804)
Highland Springs OL/DL Evan Robinson secures offer from Howard
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
Every day we wake up it draws closer and closer to the start of the regular season and Highland Springs continues to put the work into the recruiting process for all of its student-athletes.
Starting offensive lineman Evan Robinson (2020 OL/DL 6-1 195) has been a consistent figure since the end of postseason play. June was a strong month for Robinson as he locked up offers from Lincoln and UVA-Wise at the beginning of the month. Adding to his tally by the end of the month was Ron Prince and the Howard Bison who tossed another offer in Robinson’s direction near the middle of last week.
“It feels good because Howard was one of the first schools to start recruiting me and it means a lot,” Robinson told recruit804. At first I thought I was off their big board, but when they offered I was excited and really feels like my hard work is starting to pay off.”
Howard has been drowning as of late finishing 4-6 last season. Over the last five seasons, the Bison have finished with a losing record each year with the exception of 2017 when they finished with a 7-4 mark. Coach Ron Prince will be his in first season behind the helm for Howard on August 31 when the Bison travel to Maryland for their first game of the regular season. Prince has coached at both the collegiate and NFL ranks since his journey first started in 1993 as the offensive line coach for Alabama A&M.
Robinson is the type of prospect that could come in after the 2019-2020 season and at the very least add considerable depth on either the offensive or defensive side of the ball. Aside for the aforementioned three, Robinson was also able to pick up an offer from Robert Morris which came near the end of May.
Two weeks ago UVA and James Madison were on the agenda for Robinson, however; Virginia got knocked off his schedule leaving a trip to JMU on the table. While James Madison was nothing short of a successful camp visit, the Highland Springs product plans to give his body some much needed rest and recovery before he hits the road for another program.
“I did really well at James Madison,” Robinson explained. “They told me that I was one of their top linemen so now I’m just waiting to see where we go from here. There may be more camps for me in the future, but I have to take a little break so that I can rest my body.”
– Brandon Mitchell
UPDATE: An earlier version of this article identified Suirad Ware as the athlete receiving an offer from Howard. – AH