DeMarco Robinson, who established a state record for receiving yards in a single season, committed to Kentucky on Wednesday.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound wide receiver from DeKalb’s M.L. King High School had 10 catches for 246 yards and five touchdowns in a losing effort to Colquitt County (48-47) this past weekend. That performance gave Robinson Robinson 1,655 yards and 27 touchdowns on 73 receptions this season. That broke the record of 1,647 set by Calhoun’s Da’Rick Rogers’ at Calhoun last season. Robinson’s record came in 12 games while Rogers’ total was in 15.
Robinson chose the Wildcats over Minnesota, Marshall and Louisville. However, Georgia had been showing a great deal of interest of late.
In fact, there was some confusion the weekend before last over whether the Bulldogs had actually offered a scholarship to Robinson, who said they’d always been his favorite team. Last week, Robinson learned UGA had not stepped up with an actual offer, but actually had him atop a waiting list should one of their current commitments fall through.
Ironically, just this week UGA pledge Justin Scott-Wesley, a wide receiver from Mitchell County, downgraded his level of commitment to “about 50 percent” after an official visit to Louisville.
Robinson is also considered a prospect at defensive back and as a kick returner. He’s is expected to play wideout for the Wildcats.
Robinson is the 21st commitment for Kentucky coach Joker Phillips and the fifth from Georgia. He joins Griffin WR Nile Daniel, Carver-Columbus DB Riyahd Jones, White County RB Ashely Lowery and Lovejoy DT David Washington.