Michigan Football: Coach’s Corner — Marvin Robinson — Safeties — Wolverine’s Spring Football — GBMWolverine Evaluations
GBMWolverine Football Spring Evaluations: Position-by-Position — Player Profile.
GBMWolverine readers: Here is a brief overview of Marvin Robinson and GBMWolverine’s analysis concerning his progress this spring in our opinion.
Note: We will not evaluate every player on the team and with this position group (Safeties) we will not evaluate #14 Josh Furman since he didn’t participate in spring practices, #19 Charlie Zeller, and #23 Floyd Simmons. If you would like to chat about this player bring them up on the message board or send us an e-mail request.
Reminder: Also noted that we didn’t attend every practice and realize things happen during those fifteen practices, but our evaluations are based on what we seen first hand and in our opinion and not what we hear like just about every other site out there that relies on second, third hand information to make their evaluations of the players during the spring.
Losing from 2011 (Team #132) on scholarship: Nobody on Scholarship.
Coming in for 2012 (Team #133) on scholarship: Jarrod Wilson, Allen Gant, and Jeremy Clark.
Commit for 2013 (Team #134) on scholarship: Dymonte Thomas.
City/State: Winter Haven, Florida.
High School: Lake Region
High School Coach: Stephen Reynold
Marvin Robinson came to Michigan highly heralded and somewhat of a child prodigy catching Coach Carr’s eye at a very young age. With such electrical expectation comes the reverse possibility of disappointment. Marvin has been referred to in many ways. But one manner that Michigan fans should adopt as a starting point in discussing Marvin is allegiance and dignity. Even with a less than stellar career so far, Marvin Robinson has some tools to make an impact late in his career.
Marvin looked better this spring than at other times from the past. He needs to get going. We are not sure if he was “pouting” or if something was going on (such as an undisclosed injury) , but he was not as good at the beginning of spring practices as he was at the end. He made a big jump the last week in spring practice performance.
His conditioning and overall movement skills definitely improved as a safety and are closer to what the coaches have been expecting from him. We believe the coaches trust Marvin at safety more now and the GBMWolverine staff would not be surprised if we see Marvin and Courtney Avery switching off at the 5th defensive back position. This decision may depend on the specific team and how many receivers are in the game.
Marvin still needs to be more consistent, play with more discipline, and bring it everyday. He delivered some of the best hits of the spring in the numerous practices attended.
Marvin is the player Michigan fans, including GBMWolvererine, have been talking about since being offered by Coach Carr during the summer camp circuit when he was a sophomore. With hopes high is it possible some of the attention from recruiting sites, and media bombarding him before his arrival in Ann Arbor affected him? Or did other factors, such as numerous defensive coaches and flaws like being out of position and whiffing on monster hit attempts become the pertinent factors?
When one looks at Marvin Robinson, one immediately sees he is built like a prototypical NFL look safety. He has a chiseled body and the right height. Still, Marvin always seemed to be lacking in some areas during practice and this translated to a lesser role on the field during games. How many times did we answer the question the past couple of years about when will Marvin surpass Kovacs? Well Kovacs has proven himself through the years and has shown to be a great leader on and off the field. But do not sell Marvin short. Guys like Marvin can have shining moments that impact the entire season at the right time. The keyword above was can, nothing is guaranteed.
Marvin is the type of player still wearing the potential tag. He shows to all that football is more than a big time body; there are indeed other aspects. If those aspects finally fall into place, Marvin’s name will be heard. He is the type of player (as with many on the current roster) that all Michigan football followers should be rooting hard for success.
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Written by GBMWolverine Staff
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