ORLANDO, Fla. – The best way to describe Neiko Robinson’s (Bratt, Fla./Northview) senior year: Eventful.
The three-star defensive back transferred to Northview from Flomaton (Ala.) over the summer and had to sit through a multiple-game suspension for throwing a punch during a game earlier in the season.
But the 5-foot-11, 170-pound prospect found a happy ending when Northview defeated Trenton, Fla., 42-21, for the Class 1A state championship. Robinson had 11 tackles and an interception in the game.
“It’s really a great feeling because of everything that’s happened this season,” Robinson said. “When I was suspended it was tough to sit in the stands and not be able to help me team. I did everything I could do on the scout team during the week but Friday nights is when it counts.”
Robinson took an official visit to Minnesota earlier in the year and there were rumors that he was trying to back out of his Penn State commitment. However, Robinson said that’s not the case and he’s no longer looking around.
“I’m very happy and very committed to Penn State,” Robinson added. “I love coach [Ted] Roof and I think coach [Bill] O’Brien is the best head coach in the nation. The program is going to be strong despite the NCAA issues and I want to be part of the Penn State legacy.”
Robinson says he’s on track to enroll at Penn State this summer.