Veion Robinson: Lovejoy OLB to play D1 football

Veion Robinson, whose was partially named after former NFL star Deion Sanders, committed to Middle Tennessee State on Wednesday.

OLB Veion Robinson

OLB Veion Robinson

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound outside linebacker from Lovejoy High School picked MTSU over football scholarship offers from Tulane, Kent State and Furman.

“I was getting a lot of interest from a lot of other schools,” Robinson said. “Miami wanted to offer me but they wanted to see more film. Middle Tennessee was willing to take me now as I was, and said they could mold me into something. The coaches there seem genuine, and really seem to want me to do well.

“The first time I met [coach Rick Stockstill], he told me anytime I had a problem on the field, at home, or in my lovelife, to ‘take it back to him’ and he’d always have my back. That spoke to me. It seems like a real good program, and I wanted to go ahead and make it official.”

And what about that first name? “My mom, she’s a big Deion Sanders fan. She wanted to name me Deion. But my dad, he’s kind of a hothead. She was like ‘I know he’s not going to like that.’ So she put a V in front because his name is Victor.”

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8 comments Add your comment

Not Disappointed!

September 6th, 2012
12:08 am

Good luck young man!

Left Coast Dawg

September 6th, 2012
12:58 am

So is going to call himself Neon Veion?

Michael Carvell

September 6th, 2012
1:21 am

Neon Veion? lol nice

Stank Wren

September 6th, 2012
9:22 am

Wow, must be a slow day in the world of recruiting

Bulldawg Rick

September 6th, 2012
11:37 am

Daughter of Serena Williams’ best friends girlfriend’s, sister’s brother is going to sign with Berry College for volleyball!!!

Whatta retarded headline.. I’ll bet the dude is embarrassed by this.. But good he’s getting a ride somewhere..

Deion Sanders

September 6th, 2012
3:13 pm

Is this a joke?

jerry biten

September 6th, 2012
7:56 pm

nothing against this guy but how come so many of the pros children have different last names???know what im saying..

R U Kidding Me

September 7th, 2012
12:29 am

Is this really a story? The “son” of a “FAN”??? I’m with Bulldawg Rick…how incredibly stupid.