Irvington High School is starting to become an annual stop for college coaches recruiting through the Garden State. They have a lot of kids within the 2018 class drawing major FBS interests and offers. Recently a new player transferred in and while I expect him to starting garnering FBS interests soon for right now he is flying under the radar.
That recruit is former Columbia High School QB Brandon Robinson. He is a 2018 dual-threat QB listed at 6-foot-3 210lbs, and sat out last season due to injury. Although during his sophomore year he threw for over 1400 yards and 10 TD’s. He also rushed for 190 yards and four touchdowns.
“Last year I didn’t play at all because of my injury. I had a Grade 1 sprained calf muscle,” said the 2018 Quarterback recruit. "I'm good now. It’s just that it occurred more than once and by time I was able to come back Columbia didn't look like they were gonna have a special season at all so my parents and I agreed to just sit out the rest of the season.”
Robinson transferred back to Irvington this past February. Since then he has been making a lot of connections especially with the new football staff in place at Irvington.
“My family is from Irvington. Both of my parents graduated from here back in 1994 and I've always been around. I was around Irvington a lot as a young kid when Josh Evans was playing here,” said Robinson.
"The staff is great, they are friends of my family,” Robinson told NJVarsity. "Coach Nhemie played basketball for my father when he was in high school and I believe Coach Smoke played pop warner for my uncle. I’m just comfortable here, I didn't really need any time to adjust to the new staff at all.”
Now after missing a season of football, Robinson is itching to get back on the field and help lead Irvington to a state championship.
“I want to win a state championship. I think that strongly because here at Irvington we have a groups of guys who are humble and hungry. Especially after coming off that 1 point lost at the end of last season, I believe everyone will hold up their part and take full responsibility. Also we are in the weight room going hard, just the attendance number that we had from December to February showed me how much everybody wants this,” Robinson stated.
In the meantime, Robinson has plans to attend a couple camps this spring and summer. He will be attending the Rutgers and Temple football camps as well as Nike, Rivals, and Under Armour camp circuits.