Manchester WR/FS Alston Robinson (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit804)
Recruit804 Fab 30: Alston Robinson Manchester HS #11
by Andy Hilton, recruit804
Manchester made a valiant run into the post-season in 2017, and it looks like they’re loaded for bear again in 2018. There have been new arrivals for the Lancer Football program. One athlete who has contributed throughout is our #11 athlete.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around the city of Richmond. Continuing our countdown as the 11th best senior prospect region-wide is Manchester safety and wide receiver Alston Robinson.
#11 Alston Robinson (2019 FS/WR 6-2 185) – Manchester High School
Oddly enough, our #11 athlete wears #11 for the Lancers.
Alston Robinson played sparingly for Manchester in his sophomore year, but his contributions increased in 2017. Coming into the Region 6B Final against Colonial Forge, Robinson had piled up 56 tackles, including nine for loss, with 2.5 sacks and a pair of interceptions. The Lancers fell in that game, but Robinson’s efforts were duly noted.
In his sophomore season, Alston Robinson tallied 11 tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack in three games. The physical nature of his play was already evident.
Old Dominion took notice of Robinson early, offering him in September of his junior season, and their early offer turned into an early verbal commitment from Alston. He committed just after National Signing Day 2018, becoming the first commitment of the Monarchs Class of 2019.
Manchester does come into the 2018 season looking like the favorite in Region 6B. Quarterback Brendon Clark returns for his senior season. He committed to Notre Dame this summer. Manchester has many of their offensive and defensive assets back, and they’ve picked up a few key transfers who could be difference makers in November and perhaps even in December.
– Andy Hilton
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