By LARRY VAUGHT
Davonte Robinson has not got the same attention as some other in-state signees but could turn out to be one of the stars of this recruiting class.
Bio: Davonte Robinson, Cornerback, 6-2, 180, Fr.-HS, Lexington, Ky. (Henry Clay) – On top of being one of the best cornerbacks in the state as a senior, he also was a running back, using his speed to score seven touchdowns (four rushing, two receiving and one 91-yard kickoff return) … As a junior he rushed for 492 yards on 35 carries and six touchdowns, while recording 32 tackles and two interceptions, including one for a touchdown on defense … Led the team in tackles three straight seasons, including a team-high 100 tackles and one interception in 2015 … Coached by Sam Simpson who said, “Davonte possesses the on-the-field instincts and off-the-field work ethic that belong to the elites. Davonte is a hard worker. He’s a selfless individual. He doesn’t command a lot of attention; he doesn’t require all of that. He’s a team player” …
Named Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-city by the Lexington Herald-Leader as a senior … … A 2015 Herald-Leader “Class of Commonwealth” honoree … Helped the Blue Devils advance to the second round of the playoffs with a 7-5 record in 2015 … Class 3A state track champion in the 100 meters (10.85) as a sophomore … Finished second in the state in 2015 in the 4×400 relay … Winner of the 400-meter dash and second in the 100 meters at the 2015 Fayette County Public Schools Track and Field Championships … Picked UK over Georgia, Louisville, Notre Dame and Ohio State.
Coach Stoops on Robinson: “Davonte may be the most underrated prospect in this entire class. He is a special football player and talent. He has the ability to play many positions but we will play him at corner. I can’t wait to work with him.”