A lot of decisions in life are made by your parents and with your parents. Such is definitely the case with Sean Robinson and his football playing future.
"It's a family thing with me." Sean says. "We are sitting down and discussing things, and will continue to do so until the time is right to make a decision. That decision will be the best for me and my family."
Bombarded with offers and phone calls - the offer tally is up to 15 - can be a bit overwhelming. To name a few: Stanford, Northwestern, Syracuse, Wisconsin, Illinois, Washington State, Central Michigan and Iowa have all offered. However, Mr. Robinson takes it all in stride and with great humility.
"I am just thankful to be offered." He says. "I have something like 15 offers now. It is an honor to be thought of with that regard. Again, when we (my family) feels good about it, we will pull the trigger."
As far as Sean's thoughts on the University of Iowa football program, you would expect him to say nice things. Not because he liked the campus, but because of that humility factor. And he did just that.
"I love the place, it's an awesome place." Robinson says emphatically. "Coach (Lester) Erb is my recruiter there. We like him a lot. "
While in Iowa City, Robinson took in a practice, sat in on a position meeting, and his family got to sit down and speak with Head Coach Kirk Ferentz. Of which (the meeting with Ferentz) he said was wonderful.
"We got to talk to him for a while." Sean says. "He is an awesome guy. I think he is going to be a Joe Paterno kind of guy. Someone who is going to be around for a while and coach at a high level. He is already getting close to that (now). He is doing a great job. We are looking forward to diving deeper into Iowa and learn more about them. It is a great place."
There is no real timetable set for his decision. It will happen when the family feels the time is right. Having a table full of Big Ten offers is something he could never have dreamed of. But, being a successful dual threat quarterback is attractive in today's game. In the fall of 2008, Sean passed for just a shade over 1500 yards, and rushed for near 1100 yards. That is why schools like what he brings to the table.
"I think I am a good runner." Robinson states. "We run the ball about 75 percent of the time. But, I think the teams looking at me are 110 percent confident with my ability to throw the ball."
Before he makes a decision, Sean is working toward a bigger goal.
"I want to get to Champaign (home of the Illinois Football Championships)." He says. "I know that is a pretty bold statement, but I will settle for nothing less."
The Iowa Hawkeyes played host to a number of outstanding athletes at a recent Junior Day in Iowa City. One of those players is dual threat quarterback Sean Robinson from Rochester, IL. Hawkeye Nation was able to catch up with the Class of 2010 standout.