Record-setting WR DeMarco Robinson commits to Kentucky

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.

62 comments Add your comment

naganole

November 24th, 2010
11:43 pm

Hold my spot…

Sanford Drive

November 24th, 2010
11:52 pm

Fire Rodney Garner NOW!!!!

Dawg in Kentucky

November 24th, 2010
11:57 pm

Unfortunately I saw this coming. He’s another Craig Yeast who
broke many records at UK catching passes from one Tim Couch.

TyroneDawg

November 25th, 2010
12:02 am

This doesnt necessarily mean he wont end up a Dawg. We could always grab him at the end like we did last year with Kenny Gates. Where ever he ends up Congratulations are in order. I wish him the best of luck against every one other than UGA.

bwell

November 25th, 2010
12:11 am

I really don’t understand Ga recruiting system! But still support my DAWGS, keep getting top notch recruiting classes.

JA Dawg

November 25th, 2010
12:43 am

Hot off the press, yet another well written, scathing article on Saban’s recruiting tactics from the Wall Street Journal (wsj.com):

“Former Players Say Saban Twisted the Truth”
Alabama’s Football Coach Said Four Athletes Were Let Go for Breaking Team Rules—Three of Them Say That’s Not True.

Crowell and other recruits may want to think twice about playing for Alabama/Saban……

This is a follow up article to another article written by the Wall Street Journal on Sept 24 entitled:

“Alabama’s Unhappy Castoffs”
Ex-Players Say Coach Nick Saban Pressured Them to Take Medical Scholarships; a ‘Bitter’ Outcome.

These appear to be well written and researched articles (and WSJ is known for the high quality of their journalism).

This is a troubling pattern and I would be surprised if the NCAA doesn’t look further into this. Doesn’t appear that Saban has these student athletes’s best interests at heart with these kind of tactics.

Chip, It would be nice to get your and the other AJC writers opinions on these articles.

TyroneDawg

November 25th, 2010
2:18 am

Saban is a cutthroat snake. All these kids going to Bama are really gambling with their futures. As long as they play at a high level they will be fine. However, they are just an injury or a couple bad seasons away from having their scholarship pulled.

savannadawg

November 25th, 2010
2:30 am

Look. How many players do we have that have not produced one way or the other excluding injury? ALOT. So either these kids did get hurt or they may have been just lazy players loking for the free ride. I will say that Saban over recruits, that is a fact. and new rules had to be put into place because of it. But, I tell you there are players on UGAs team that underperform as well.

true blue

November 25th, 2010
6:08 am

DeMarco , Welcome to the Big Blue Nation, keep up the hard work on the field and in the classroom. KENTUCKY will be a good fit for you academic wise and athletic. You should come in a make immediately impact.

D.Elliott

November 25th, 2010
6:44 am

Scholarships are really for 1 year on a renewable basis so coaches are within their rights to “cut” underperformers. However forcing kids to take medical scholarships who can still play sounds out of bounds and not in the spirit of the rules.

THOROUGHBRED

November 25th, 2010
7:52 am

Mr. Robinson Welcome to the Big Blue Nation!

Saint Simons

November 25th, 2010
7:54 am

(((( 49 – 31 ))))

HAHAHAHAHAHA

loveallteamsfromga

November 25th, 2010
8:48 am

saint simons—please post that as much as you can over the next two days. Then disappear for an entire year…..AGAIN….you vag!

Louie

November 25th, 2010
9:02 am

After Sat. night, CPJ will have wiped up ugag’s chance of ANY bowl possible…..

layinlow

November 25th, 2010
9:35 am

This is the kid we should have offered instead of JSW. Not only is he waffling on his commitment but he seems to be more of a track guy than a football player. Speed doesn’t always translate to the football field and thats what worries me about JSW. This robinson kid seems like a player and will most likely have a much better career than the waffler. UGA needs to identify true football guys and quit worrying about flash. JSW is a flash guy because of his speed.

Valdosta Cat

November 25th, 2010
10:32 am

UGA needs this kid. I watched him when Valdosta played them earlier this season. If we don’t get him to play at UGA, we will be sorry because he’s really good. He should’ve been offered already over JSW.

layindumb

November 25th, 2010
10:37 am

layinlow,,, thank you for your expert opinion. I’ve never heard someone be so concerned that a receiver might be unsuccessful because of his speed. Have you ever seen JSW play? no. Are you a better recruiting analyst than the guys we have doing that at UGA? no. Are you a poser who wishes they could articulate and accurate expert opinion? yes. I am thankful that our recruits don’t listen to people like you.

jag count

November 25th, 2010
10:44 am

I think that is UGA recruiting problem in a nutshell. the kids that are willing to fight for the schools honor are the ones you put on the back burner and offer on feb 2. that is an insult to any kid of the caliber of demarco robinson he shattered the state record in receiving yards people in only 12 games. Its not just Garner’s recruiting he has a boss that could easily direct their efforts but he continues to go after kids from other places that UGA cant get. Grantham gave a nice speech last feb about stay with 4 hours of athens but yet we continue to be in florida, carolinas, and now the JUCO’s. Put up a fence around our own state. If we have 25 scholly’s 22 should be from georgia. Fired tony ball he is the one that does not want the robinson kid. he thinks he is too short, as if his tall WR’s were making plays!!!!!

rx-dawg

November 25th, 2010
10:48 am

A 5′10″ WR? There are some but there aren’t many that are successful at that height at that position in college or the pros…Hope the kid grows a little more for his sake. Layinlow, state records don’t mean much, if they did, GA would have offered Monte Williams from Commerce back in the day. Best of luck wherever he goes.

rx-dawg

November 25th, 2010
10:52 am

Jag…our tall receivers (Durham and Green) HAVE been making plays all year. Hell, ALL our receivers have been making plays this year when called upon. Where have you been?

Fred

November 25th, 2010
10:53 am

What does this story have to do with Saban? I guess Kirby doesn’t want to listen to these dawg fans, i don’t blame him one bit. You guys deserve Richt

Steve S

November 25th, 2010
11:03 am

Alabama does well in recruiting because they have plenty of fat white girls.throw in the bleach blonds with brown roots and nobody else stands a chance.

Steve S

November 25th, 2010
11:04 am

no teeth is a bonus if u know what i mean

Bulldog huff

November 25th, 2010
11:07 am

jsw said he was 50 % on his commitment. that mean we still lead, once tha coaches call him things will be fine.

Chris

November 25th, 2010
11:54 am

Another Georgia player going out of state, the rich is getting richer while UGA gets the leftovers

jag count

November 25th, 2010
12:06 pm

rx-dawg AJ has double the output of all the other wr with being out four games. i beg to differ their are more 6′0 and shorter WR’s in the NFL that play than there are taller so taller does not represent better. I will not argue UGA’s woes because i think they are well documented, but i will say this the mid major basketball program came up by offering and getting players regardless of size and started beating larger programs and football is hitting the same trend. Demarco broke a record of a kid that UGA wanted but didnt get so dont diminish his talents because he is not going to UGA. Put a fence up around Georgia keep our kids home!!!!

Nub

November 25th, 2010
12:10 pm

The current program at UGA is playing a shell game with the loyal contributors to the University…. The nut (sec title… Nat champs) has long since been removed…. And replaced by the best scout team linebacker tandem in the country ….. Really!!!!! LOL……

Spelling Patrol

November 25th, 2010
12:17 pm

Lookout for the dawgster

Spelling Patrol

November 25th, 2010
12:18 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Chip and everyone

bitter ole ball coach

November 25th, 2010
12:19 pm

at div 1 all the great W.R. all are 6′3′ and above, so stop crying punks. my top 3 are 6′4, 6′5, 6′6, so put that in your pipe and smoke it. hahahahahahahahah, PS, great move on ga ath dir adding boise st 1st game then my team 2nd game, could put uga on there way next year to 12-0. 1979 5-6, 1980 12-0

twest

November 25th, 2010
12:24 pm

Chip HERE is the problem with UGA they let a kid like this get away while they chase after a Marlon Brown (5 star player) who never pans out the Demarco Robinsons go on to be productive players. Chipster i’ve said it once i’ve said it twice i will say it again the players ranked 15-50 who used to come to UGA and make real contributions to team we are missing out on those. Enough with 5 stars that is why we are where we are now. no more Brandon Woods, Akeem Hebron, Marlon Browns they are coach killers indeed. Great kids i’m sure.. good students as well but coach killers in the SEC.

Pago Pago Dawg

November 25th, 2010
12:25 pm

Word on the street….UGA was backing this kid anyway.

Pago Pago Dawg

November 25th, 2010
12:26 pm

…”back OFF this kid”

Ramguy

November 25th, 2010
12:27 pm

Just for trival’s sake does anyone know who held the record before Robinson and Roges? None other than our Dawg Tavarres King.

Chris

November 25th, 2010
12:29 pm

I don’t know if UGA has overrated talent or bad coaching. What would you classify Baccarri Rambo as???

dawgster

November 25th, 2010
1:10 pm

Spelling Patrol…you show just how little classless you sound everytime you post something sarcastic towards me. Why not give up and better than that “grow up”..Do you wonder why you get booted from here from time to time. I’m actually going to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving…If you truly do have some good info i would be glad to share info with you and have a decent conversation, but its hard when you continue to want to agitate me…Why don’t we actually try and put this nonsense behind us.. I am man enough to do that, how about you?….go dawgs

true blue

November 25th, 2010
1:27 pm

Jag Count you are right, UGA fan talk about height at WR but they recruit 5′8 and 5′10 cornerbacks. Uga can keep going outside of GEORGIA and recruit and let TENN. KY. OLE MISS AND LSU come in an steal their in state recruit. Thats way the bulldog will never catch up with the FLORIDA , ALABAMA , SOUTH CAROLINA . AND LSU. They will continue to drop in the SEC EAST, because they are caught in STARS instead of knowing talent when they see talent . 2010 -2011 UGA will only win 7 games , because of overrated players and coaches.

Spelling Patrol

November 25th, 2010
1:32 pm

dawgster…you are one pathetic blogger for trying to attack me on Thanksgiving. What exactly did I say that was so sarcastic? You have a past of attacking people on blogs and I am starting to worry if you have some life problems. I hope everything is ok if you are just attacking innocent bloggers on a holiday. dawgster it is time to grow up, I can help if you need help with the maturing. I have a ton of books because I have seen similar problems in kids that you show all the time on this blog.

Destin Dawg

November 25th, 2010
2:15 pm

Joker is going to have an improved FB team at KU… at least Richt doesn’t offer like Saban.. then screw the kids when a better one commits…. kids that stay in State… with friends & family…. usually do better in school and life after FB….. Parade mag says ” UGA #2 big State school education and big time sports “…Athens = great college town.. Go Dawgs beat TECH !!!

jag count

November 25th, 2010
3:26 pm

how many kids actually get to stay in state. when i look at texas roster i see 98-99% texas kid. when i look at UGA roster the # is closer to 80-85%. that should not be acceptable. There are alot of good players leaving the state. this is evident by their return and help defeat home state teams. UGA fans can downplay it all day but you know the truth.

jag count

November 25th, 2010
3:29 pm

Destin Dawg Richt does the same thing as saban ask the QB from carver columbus last year his exploits are just less publicized

layinlow

November 25th, 2010
3:45 pm

layindumb, go back to your room and play with your toys. I was pointing out the PROVEN and WELL DOCUMENTED fact that speed does not always translate to the football field. If that concept is over your low IQ head then I’m sorry. Sometimes the best athletes aren’t always the best football players. Georgia has been burned lately with these all world recruits who have not panned out. If I had to chose between the track guy who isn’t sure he wants to come to UGA or this Robinson kid who has openly said he would have loved to come to UGA, then I would chose robinson.

Einsteindawg

November 25th, 2010
3:56 pm

First of all, congrats to Mr. Robinson…I hope you excell at Ky in football and your degree. We do have a major problem evaluating talent and it’s called Rodney Gardner. He only goes after anyone on Rivals 4-5 star inner city list, although he has never seen any of them play. (And, you wonder why we have retired the Fulmer Cup) Secondly, 5′10″ is too short for today’s SEC/National Championship quality teams, and that also goes for DBs, too. Rodney is just one of several reasons we need to clean house.

01HAWK

November 25th, 2010
4:15 pm

With the speed he has and can catch the ball…………………..5″10 is not to short for any offense. If he can get to the endzone, then who cares how tall he is. UGA should have signed this kid.

trueUGAfan

November 25th, 2010
4:32 pm

feb 2, is still more than two months away..

Eddy Merckx

November 25th, 2010
5:04 pm

I’ve seen JSW play and his team did not use him much he caught 2 passes and had 4 four thrown his way 2 were uncatchable. I have good info that he is soft and doesn’t like to get hit in HS no less just wait until he gets hit in the SEC. Hope I’m wrong but if he decomits I don’t see it as a lose.

BigBlueFan

November 25th, 2010
5:13 pm

There were quite a few schools that thought Randall Cobb was too small and short to play WR in the SEC, including the one that was about 5 minutes from his home. We will be happy to see Mr. Robinson head to Kentucky.

The Man

November 25th, 2010
9:33 pm

Does anyone know what percentage of the Georgia recruits can read?

Grantham

November 25th, 2010
9:41 pm

Man,

On defense we like them dumb. I wouldn`t have a defensive player with a lick of sense. I think Bobo looks for grammer school graduates.

Anyone seen my red underwear?

dawgster

November 25th, 2010
9:51 pm

Spelling Patrol…check your post at 12:17 npm…every time you come on here you start with that nonsense…and let me tell you something i’m about sick of it and so are others on here with your sarcastic remarks…Chip has already banned you several times, so keep it up young man…Anybody that wants to check out your posts can do so…I only pointed out the truth, and i don’t believe i attacked nor have i atttacked anyone else on here..Had i done that i would have had my comments deleted or been banned for awhile…As Chip pointed out to you several days ago, he was not going to continue allowing you to post comments or use different names as you evidently have done…I’ve asked you as respectful as i can to keep your sarcastic remarks to yourself, i don’t know what else you expect…This is a recruiting blog, and for the most of us we have a good time and share info,but for some reason unknown to me you have some kind of agenda…Why don’t you grow and be a man..I asked you earlier to cease with the childish behavior and lets have some decent and civil conversations about recruiting and college football…Are you just so angy with the world that you just can’t bring yourselve to act like an adult…For the rest of you guys, i apologize for being off topic, but this guy posts the same comment and directs it toward me and whoever he feels like attacking everyday, and i’m about sick of it….