Sports Spotlight - Andrew Robinson

By Brendan O'Reilly

July 22, 2010 Updated Aug 28, 2007 at 10:02 PM EDT

Greg Robinson says, " It's impressive for me for a young man that's been in this building for 12 months to be where he's at."

From Day One, Sophomore Andrew Robinson has been groomed to be the next great Syracuse quarterback. The 6-foot 3-inch Baltimore native spent nearly all of last season on the sidelines learning and watching 5th-year senior Perry Patterson. But he says all the practice time will serve him well in his first year as the man.

" I think it definitely helps," says Andrew Robinson. " I can drop back and know I've seen certain coverages before and I've seen certain looks defenses can give. I know how to react to those different looks. I think that will serve me well going into the first game."

Robinson threw for nearly 5-thousand yards in high school, but in person, his blond curls and smile don't scream big-time quarterback. But since he stepped on campus, his coach says he's earned everyone's respect.

" He's a leader and he doesn't demand it he commands it. There's a difference."

" He's only completed 3 passes and thrown exactly one touchdown in his career, yet there's no doubt Robinson has the complete confidence of his teammates."

" He's our leader," says sophomore Mike Williams. " People look at him as a sophomore and he's too young to do it. But he's our leader right now, that's what where doing, we're following him."
" Andrew Robinson is a worker, " says Curtis Brinkley. " In and out of the weight room. In and out watching film. You know he just wants to win and lead the team."
Hopefully he leads the Orange offense to the end zone and if he can do that, Robinson and Robinson can walk their way back to the top of the Big East Conference. In Syracuse, Justin Horowitz, Action Sports.

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