Nowadays nothing surprises me when it comes to student-athletes announcing the college of their choice in the recruiting game. The latest in the long-line of did he really just do that? Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) 4-star prospect Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who has yet to start a game for the Gaels at quarterback, because he was back-up to Tate Martell, who was undefeated as BG’s starting quarterback for three years.
Late Monday, Thompson-Robinson announced via Twitter that he had narrowed his choice of colleges down to twelve, however, only eight schools on his list have offered him. In all, the 6-2, 195-pounder, who is ranked the fourth best dual-threat QB in the nation by 247sports.com’s composite rankings, has 22 college scholarship offers.
Recruitment isn’t fully shutdown but is getting pretty close. One of these schools will have my word soon … God bless. pic.twitter.com/M6Wdlaugae
— DTR. (@DoriansTweets) February 28, 2017
On a positive note, Thompson-Robinson started the tweet by saying that the entire recruiting process was impacting his schooling, which gives me faith that he’s putting student first in the term student-athlete.
Last year in a mop-up role, Thompson-Robinson completed 21 of 31 passes for 269 yards for three touchdowns without a pick. While waiting in the wings to take-over for Martell, Thompson-Robinson spent time catching passes from Martell. He was third on the team in receiving with 22 receptions for an 18 yard per catch average and eight touchdowns, two coming in Gorman’s showdown against St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA).
Earlier this year, I spoke with Bishop Gorman head coach Kenny Sanchez on the High School Football America Radio Show about Thompson-Robinson taking-over the reigns of the school’s 54-game win streak, which is the second longest active streak in the nation. You can listen to that interview below.