By MaxPreps' Dave Krider
Entering his freshman year at San Antonio Christian, Corey Robinson wanted to try out for football so he could play with his brother, David Robinson Jr., who had played wide receiver the previous year as a sophomore.
Corey, who is the middle son of former NBA superstar David Robinson Sr., told MaxPreps, "I used to throw with him and go to his games. It was a chance to play with him. I went to tryouts, but my older brother wasn't there. I came home and asked him where he was. He said, 'I don't like the game and I'm not going to play anymore.' I was stuck."
Actually, Corey wasn't stuck. He was just on his way to making a name in a sport other than basketball, which enabled his famous father to fashion a Hall of Fame career.
Corey pointed out, "He (his brother) kept quiet. He knew I could catch the ball. I would not have played for sure (if he had known he wouldn't be playing with his brother)."
If he ever was going to quit football, Corey would have done it the first year. Playing on the JV team with freshmen and a couple sophomores, he took his lumps.
"That was brutal," he confessed. "We just got physically out-matched.
"God really blessed me to see potential in myself. I knew I was going to get bigger and faster. There are a couple more inches in me," added the 6-fioot-4, 195-pound junior wide receiver who runs 40 yards in 4.6 seconds and has a vertical leap of 31 inches.
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