James Robinson caught Brock Spack’s eye at an ISU camp a few years ago. Spack envisioned then what it would be like to have Robinson in a Redbird uniform one day. That day is coming soon.
Robinson signed his letter of intent with Illinois State Wednesday. Rockford Lutheran’s running back is Illinois’ all-time rushing leader having gained 9,045 yards on the ground.
“James is a guy that we started recruiting him about two or three years ago,” said Spack at a signing day press conference. “I think it was the summer before his sophomore season. His team came here to our camp. I was very impressed. We offered him then. He was a good player.”
“He’s a powerful back. He’s very explosive, strong. He has good speed. I wouldn’t say he has great top-end speed. He’s a physical back, so that’s our kind of guy.”