For nearly four months Penn State went without receiving a verbal commitment for its 2011 recruiting class, but the action has picked up lately.
Orchard Lake, Mich., wide receiver Allen Robinson verbally committed to the Nittany Lions on Monday night. Robinson, who had Division I offers from Buffalo, Minnesota and Toledo, played with Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden in high school. He is also interested in playing basketball for Penn State.
A quick scouting report on Robinson: He has a great set of hands. Made tough catches with defenders draped all over him. Did a good job using his 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame to box out defenders from the ball. Tracked the ball well and did a good job catching it before it got to his body. Ran mostly go routes so not real sure of his ability to get in and out of cuts. Didn’t show a lot of run after the catch ability. Not afraid to catch the ball in traffic. Showed good awareness of where he was on the field.
Robinson looks like a developmental prospect who comes with the edge of playing with Bolden, who I believe to be PSU’s QB of the future, before. My biggest question is that with so much depth at wide receiver what does bringing in two in this class mean for some players already on the team. To me, it may signal a move to the secondary for Alex Kenney and Christian Kuntz, who went down with another injury earlier this month.