Plucking a player from the University of Pitt’s back-yard is a perfect way to keep a fading rivalry smoking. With the addition of 3-star athlete Kenny Robinson, WVU Football did just that on National Signing Day.
It seems like Kenny Robinson’s been “coming to West Virginia” for years now, but that’s actually what happens when a player and program share a mutual interest early and maintain a positive relationship throughout the process.
In May of 2015, West Virginia was the third school to offer Robinson a scholarship. Following that, he attended one camp at WVU, went on two unofficial visits to Morgantown, and had his official visit Jan. 20. Below are pictures and a tweet from Robinson’s Twitter account showing his excitement for the new journey.
At 6’2″, 200 lbs., Robinson boasts excellent size for a freshman and could be used early depending on fit and need. Tony Gibson’s 3-3-5 stack has a lot of moving parts which can be difficult for newcomers, but Robinson could also see time at receiver or even quarterback, where he played most of his offensive snaps in high school. Don’t expect to see a freshman starting at quarterback though, especially with Will Grier eligible.
There are a number of experienced safeties on the roster, too. Dravon Askew-Henry returns from injury, while Kyzir White, Toyous Avery and Jovanni Stewart are back for another year. Derrek Pitts and Eugene Brown, both freshman, also look to be geared for positions in the secondary. This should cause lots of competition between the players, creating a competitive environment that breeds winning.