As recruiting (and closing the deals therein) picks up in Chestnut Hill following a brief lull in May, the Boston College Eagles locked in a solid 2015 recruit on Tuesday in Elijah Robinson.
Robinson, recruited to Boston College as an athlete, hails from Montclair, New Jersey. He is this class’s first New Jersey recruit; the one prior had six. Of those 2014 recruits is Austin Stevens, also from Montclair.
Overall, Elijah Robinson is the eleventh recruit to verbally join Steve Addazio’s 2015 recruiting class.
Though he is down on paper as an “athlete,” with a number of schools recruiting him as a defensive back, his function on his current football team is well known: Elijah Robinson is the quarterback. Much like the others Addazio has brought in at this position, Robinson is of the “dual threat” variety.
Last year, Robinson’s team went 12-0 while he accounted for 1,464 passing yards and 21 throwing touchdowns; let’s not leave out that Elijah Robinson also ran for 1,526 yards and another 22 touchdowns on top of that. Not to be outdone, he also received for 43 yards and caught a touchdown pass.
A look at his junior year highlights shows that he can scramble away from attackers and make throws under pressure — and sometimes, he just runs it himself right from the start.
Other schools have thought that Robinson is a talented player as well. At the time of his commitment today, Robinson held other offers from Michigan State, Nebraska, Rutgers, and Virginia, amongst others. One of the stated priorities of his during his recruitment was academics, with Robinson saying he wanted a school fitting his “academic skill set.” That is always an encouraging sign.
Interestingly, Robinson’s coach said that “Elijah really liked BC and he’s been told he is their No. 1 quarterback.” It is definitely true of his stature in the 2015 class — of course, he is the only quarterback in it.
Regardless of the position he ultimately plays, we welcome Robinson to the Heights.