Class of 2009

Dontrayevous Robinson

PositionIB
Height6/1
Weight230
HometownEuless, TX
High schoolEuless Trinity

Robinson was one of eight players from Texas in NU's 2009 class. He split time between tailback and fullback as a senior for a 13-1 Euless Trinity team that was ranked No. 1 in the nation for part of the year, before being knocked out in the quarterfinals of the Class 5A playoffs. Robinson finished the season with 614 rushing yards on 112 carries, while adding 11 rushing touchdowns for Coach Steve Lineweaver. Robinson also caught 10 passes.

Robinson also starred for the Trojans as both a sophomore and junior. During his junior season, Robinson rushed for 885 yards and 17 touchdowns and averaged better than 14 yards on 16 receptions out of the backfield. His efforts helped the Trojans to their second Class 5A state title in three seasons. Robinson first made an impact for Trinity as a sophomore in 2006, when he ran for 448 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Robinson was listed among the top 25 prospects in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area by the Dallas Morning News and was ranked among the top 70 running backs in the country by
Rivals.com and Scout.com. Robinson committed to the Huskers in the summer of 2008, and only visited Nebraska, but had offers from Utah, New Mexico and Southern Miss to name a few.

Dontrayevous is the son of Linda Robinson and was born on Nov. 8, 1990.

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Originally published Feb. 5, 2009 in the Omaha World-Herald

• Did you know? Euless Trinity was ranked No. 1 in Texas Class 5-A and riding a 27-game winning streak before losing to Allen in a regional final.

• Coachspeak: "He's a big back. Got a lot of potential." - Kevin Atkinson, Keller High head coach

• The gurus say: Scouts Inc. lists Robinson as the No. 45 back nationally. Both Scout.com and Rivals.com rank him as a three-star prospect.

• About Robinson: The numbers don't overwhelm (614 rushing yards, 11 touchdowns), but Robinson split the load as a senior while playing some tailback and fullback for coach Steve Lineweaver. Best season came as a junior with 885 yards rushing (6.5 per carry) and 17 TDs. Trinity lineup included linebacker Earnest Norman, Robinson's cousin and an NU recruiting target before he picked Robinson was somewhat passed over by the BCS circuit, with his other significant offers coming from Utah, Tulsa, Southern Mississippi and New Mexico. "It don't matter to me," Robinson said. "If they weren't interested in me, that's their loss." A "Law & Order" buff who wants to study to become a sports broadcaster.

• Our take: Big back coming out of high school, perhaps in the mold of Quentin Castille and Cody Glenn. Could contribute early in a short-yardage role. Robinson said it doesn't matter whether he plays tailback or fullback, "as long as I'm in the backfield."

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