Lake City High ATH, Sheldon “BAM” Robinson, was one of several prospects on hand to take in Junior Day at Clemson University on this past Saturday. And Although Robinson has been on campus a number of times, there were a couple of things that made Saturday’s visit a little more appealing. “I got to take my first tour around the campus on Saturday,” Robinson told SCPrepNation.com. “I thought the campus was very nice. I got a closer look at the stadium; stuff like that. I had a chance to walk down “The Hill” during the tour.”
“I also learned more about the academic side of things at Clemson,” the Pee Dee area star added. “You can tell that it’s not all about football up there; it’s about education too. My parents were very impressed with the academic portion of the program too. It was a great visit overall. Everything turned out really well.”
Sheldon did not pick up a scholarship offer while he was in Tigertown on Saturday. However though, he was informed that if the Tigers did decide to offer him, they’d allow him to run track as well. “I really like that idea,” Robinson said. “I have really been thinking hard about doing both sports in college. I haven’t done track since my 9th grade, because of baseball. But I’ll be running this year.”
For those of you who are not quite familiar with Sheldon, the 5-9, 160 pound athlete brings a serious case of speed to the table. And he more than proved it at the UnderArmour Combine in Orlando, Florida a little over two months ago. Robinson wowed a number on spectators on hand at the event by turning in a 4.38 in the forty-yard dash. While on the subject of combines, Robinson was in attendance at the Nike Combine in Charlotte, NC a few weeks ago. Needless to say, he represented the Palmetto State in grand fashion after posting an amazing 40-inch vertical.
During our interview with Sheldon, the Lake City product appeared pretty big on the Tigers. However though, he is not singling anyone out anyone at this time. He is opened to what others have to say and/or offer. So in the meantime he will continue to take his recruitment one day at a time, and will proceed to the next step whenever the time is right.
Note: Other schools that have been active with Sheldon from a recruiting standpoint include West Virginia, Tennessee, and Florida.