Kentucky picked up a commitment for the class of 2016 in Lexington Henry Clay cornerback Davonte Robinson. Robinson is 6‘1" and 170 lbs. right now as a junior, and happens to be the state 3-A 100 meter dash champion. His speed is a major factor in why Mark Stoops & Co. recruited him. Steve Jones at the Louisville Courier-Journal has details.
Robinson has not been heavily recruited, and has no star ranking from any of the major services at this point. He’s what you might call "taking a flyer," which is doubly appropriate because of his tremendous speed. But he has good size for the position and if his body matures some, could be one of those diamonds in the rough that got away from all the major football programs. Finding players like Robinson is what separates the good coaches from the great ones when it comes to rebuilding programs.
Only time will tell if Robinson’s contribution to the team will match his prodigious speed, but Kentucky’s staff has done such a good job in getting quality players to sign with the Wildcats that I’m inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt every time. They have proven over and over that they know what they’re doing, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see this kid become Kentucky’s next shutdown corner. He already has one of the most important tools to do so — blazing speed.