Antonio Robinson is a special athlete, as he’s a two-sport star in both football and baseball.
The 2023 4-star cornerback from Florida Christian High School in Miami, Florida has a long list of impressive offers, with the latest coming this weekend from Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt Panthers. Robinson (5’10”, 175) has also picked up offers from Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Penn State, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Illinois, Central Florida and Virginia.
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Robinson on Sunday after he received the news from Pitt assistants Charlie Partridge and Cory Sanders.
“Coach Sanders and Coach Partridge Facetimed me and told me that I had an offer from Pitt and that they were going to keep contacting me and showing me more about Pitt, more about their defense and stuff like the coverages they run,” said Robinson. “Even before today, they had been contacting me a lot, checking on me and checking on how my family was doing, stuff like that. Before they offered me, they were telling me what an incredible athlete I was and how they want and believe I’m someone that could play as a freshman. Hearing that made me feel really good, knowing they had that much confidence in me and how high of a priority I am for them.”
“I’ve never been on Pitt’s campus before but that’s something I’m talking about with Coach Partridge. One thing I know about Pitt that impresses me is that they’re partners with the Pittsburgh Steelers and play in the same stadium as them. That’s excellent to hear because my dream is to play in the NFL.”
Robinson not only excels in football, but also does in baseball. In fact, that second sport could play a factor in his eventual college decision. Robinson tells me that the Chicago White Sox are one of the MLB teams that he’s currently been in contact with.
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— Antonio C/O 2023 אנטוניו (@itoniorobinson2) January 13, 2022
“Yeah, I’m working out with baseball right now, we have our first game in February. My plan now is to play both baseball and football in college. On my team, I play center field, I pitch and also play shortstop.”
“My football recruiting is going very good and honestly has been very eye-opening. It’s also been very fun so far as I’m getting to meet so many coaches and learning about them and their teams. Plus, they’re getting to know me and my family. Football has always been a dream of mine and trying to play at the highest level. When I start to narrow down my list of offers, some things that I’m going to factor in are a place that I can play as a freshman, also the coaching staff and how much they know their defense and the system they use. I also want a place that has a connection to the NFL because the end goal is me playing in the NFL.”
— Antonio C/O 2023 אנטוניו (@itoniorobinson2) March 8, 2020
Unlike a majority of players right now, Robinson isn’t going to get out to make many unofficial visits because of his baseball schedule and because he runs track at Florida Christian High School. However, when he does, the Pitt football and baseball program is something that this two-sport star could investigate.
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— Antonio C/O 2023 אנטוניו (@itoniorobinson2) November 30, 2021