Lamar Robbins, whom 247Sports' composite rankings list as a 3-star recruit, has the athleticism and versatility that football coaches love. Now, he has signed with South Florida and will bring his talents to the Bulls, according to Miami Herald's David Furones.
Southridge DB Lamar Robbins signing with USF Bulls. Jamal Carter just signed with Canes. twitter.com/DavidFurones90…— David Furones (@DavidFurones90) February 6, 2013
The 6'3", 188-pound cornerback from Miami received numerous offers from big-time schools during the recruiting process, ranging from the SEC to the Big 12 to the Big Ten. He made official visits to Oklahoma, Louisville, West Virginia and Purdue.
Along with cornerback, Robbins can also contribute as a safety and wide receiver. Due to his versatility, 247Sports' composite rankings have him as the 22nd-best athlete in the 2013 class.
A tall, lengthy, athletic player, he should have no trouble competing for jump balls with taller receivers. He also has the range to eventually play safety, but he will need to bulk up and add strength if he is to make a considerable impact at the position.
Robbins is also a quick, fluid player with good burst, but one thing he does need to work on his technique mirroring opposing receivers. He can be a little rigid when transitioning laterally. He's been able to make up ground in high school given his length and athleticism, but that will be much tougher to accomplish in college.
Additionally, he will need to become a better tackler and a more physical player in run support in order to be a more complete cornerback or be able to legitimately perform at safety. His press coverage also needs work if he expects to hold his own against stronger receivers.
The 3-star recruit obviously has the leaping ability and range to become a playmaker, but he needs to be more well-rounded. With a little patience, he could develop into a fine prospect in college, but it will take some work for him to create a major impact on the field.
For now, South Florida has its newest addition in Robbins, and he should prove to be a valuable one in time.