The opportunity to be coached by a former NFL player and receive a quality education was too much for Joshua Robinson to pass on.
Robinson, a standout defensive end at Douglas County High, committed to play his college football at Georgia Tech.
At Tech, Robinson will be coached by former Yellow Jackets All-American and 14-year NFL veteran Marco Coleman.
“I thought it was a great opportunity for me,” Robinson said. “I know coach Coleman can prepare me for college football. I’m excited about the opportunity.”
The 6-foo-4, 235-pounder is the No. 40 prospect in the state according to the Rivals.com rankings, for the 2021 recruiting class. He is listed as a three-star prospect by the recruiting service.
Robinson is the third Douglas County player to commit to an NCAA Div. I FBS program this spring.
In March, defensive end Jonathan Jefferson committed to the Georgia Bulldogs. Jefferson is listed as the No. 15 prospect in the state.
Tigers defensive back Kani Walker committed to Boston College. He is considered the No. 63 prospect in the state.
Robinson said he looks forward to the athletic and academic challenge at Georgia Tech. He has a 3.75 grade-point average with honor classes at Douglas County.
In addition to Tech, Robinson was also considering Duke and Vanderbilt.
“I know it is a challenge, but I’m ready,” he said. “I’m solid with my commitment. I wanted to get it out of the way and just concentrate on school and football.”
This past season, Robinson became a full-time starter for the Tigers as he finished with 56 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss. He also had nine sacks and seven quarterback hurries.
Robinson also finished with four pass break-ups. He was a reserve on the basketball team, which reached the second round of the state playoffs.
Robinson began playing football in the seventh-grade at Chapel Hill Middle School. He played soccer before taking up football.