Northwest is on track for recruitment this month and now Mason Robinson has jumped on board. Owings Mills (Md.) McDonogh has chosen the Wildcats over the Four-Star Defensive and Penn State.
“In the Northwest, you can’t really beat 20 minutes from Chicago,” Robinson said. “Because Leakey is in Michigan, they have a great beach. I think I can move forward academically and athletically. I think we have a chance to be one of the best class this year. We have some dogs coming this year and I think the trainers really Support and love.I think we can really turn that program around.
“Pat Fitzgerald, having been head coach for 17 years is almost unheard of in college football today and having a coaching staff like him who is mature and knows what they are doing is not common now,” he said. “Once you set foot on campus, you can say that they like the boys of their choice. They’ve only offered about 50. They want them to offer everyone to come to their school and it was really remarkable. It had an insane effect on me. I liked it when I went and all the coaches were real.It was a good feeling.
“Even though they didn’t have a great season last year, they have a great mentality this season and they’re really changing things,” Robinson said. “Their strength and conditioning coach is always at 10 and I like it.”
Landing Robinson’s promise is a big deal for Pat Fitzgerald and his team. Robinson is an explosive edge racer with a very high ceiling. He has advanced hand tactics, plays with good leverage, is well detached from blockers and has plenty of room to fill his frame. Keeping Robinson away from Penn State is a huge move in the Northwest. The Nitani Lions were a favorite to land Robinson for most of his recruitment. Penn State has signed a player from McDong in four of the last five recruiting classes so that they can compete on a big foot but it doesn’t matter to the Northwest if they find him on campus earlier this month.