Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
The Recruiting Guy:
UNDER THE RADAR: Little Rock Fair’s Zaylan Robinson
2021 athlete Zaylan Robinson.
On Wednesdays we feature an in-state prospect who could be flying under the radar of college coaches. This week's UTR football prospect is Little Rock Fair’s Zaylan Robinson.
Size: 5-9, 155
40-yard dash: 4.5 seconds
Interest: Arkansas Tech and UAPB
Stats: Approximately 250 passing yards, 4 touchdowns; 300 rushing yards, 1 touchdown, ;350 receiving yards, 1 touchdown
Offensive coordinator Cordell Turner:
“He’s a good athlete. He’s a team player. He plays quarterback and receiver for me. Lately, he’s been playing running back a little bit. His speed and his quickness is his strengths. He knows the game. He’s a quick learner. He’s my go-to guy to get to everybody else.”
“He played last year mainly as a receiver at the beginning of the year, and midway through the season he made the transition and we put him at quarterback and he did all right. We went into the season with him at quarterback, but we had a move-in and we were able to move him around a little bit.”
Participating in the 100, 200 and 400 meters in the spring helped his speed:
“He ran track last spring and that helped him out a whole lot. If he gets a step on you, most likely he’s gone.”
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