Florida receiver Marvin Robinson joins Cats

By LARRY VAUGHT

Bringing Eddie Gran to Kentucky as offensive coordinator also was supposed to give UK another recruiting connection in Florida.

Apparently, that’s exactly right because wide receiver Marvin Robinson of Fort Lauderdale is now on the Kentucky roster and eligible to play this season.

Robinson had 36 catches for 559 yards and two scores his senior season. He had scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Florida State, Indiana, Minnesota, Akron and Florida A&M. He was set to go to Wisconsin but apparently did not qualify academically and sat out last season.

The 6-4, 175-pound Robinson was considered a “sleeper” coming out of high school but played on a high school team loaded with Division I talent. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 or 4.5 seconds (depends on which scouting report you read) and also has superb athleticism.

He gives Kentucky another tall, athletic receiver and only adds to the choices that Gran and quarterback Drew Barker will have this season.

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  1. He looks like a big tall receiver who can catch the football and make some big gains after the catch. Nice addition as I see it.

  2. Tall not “big” Pup. What we used to call a stringbean. With a 4.4. 40 he should be able to outrun them though..

    1. Looking at some of his video, he looks like a big boy. A head taller than many. UK will put weight on him.

  3. Question of the day…for a little pace of change…will Gran get a shot at HC or will Barney go outside to hire established?

    1. Still carrying that obsession for coach Stoops are we ? I can’t wait for your next “deer in the headlights” quote.

  4. With the schedule we have this year, if coach Stoops posts a winning season, even by one game, it will be quite an accomplishment. In that situation, keeping Gran at UK will be the challenge.

  5. Mike is tbo pessimistic about Scoops, but I hope he’s wrong. Time will tell. !!!!

  6. Trust me…..I also hope I am wrong and that we can have a great year and go bowling. I am not yet on the Stoops/Eliot bandwagon but would like to join and, hopefully, sooner rather than later. I am unable to erase those sideline vids of Stoops looking so bewildered with what was happening on the field. He has earned his recruiting stripes, but I can’t believe the money he is making for the lack of production or player development since he has been here. I do think that Gran and Hinshaw could swing the momentum back on our side.

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