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January 16, 2009

Mount St. Joseph's Robinson picks JMU

Mount St. Joseph wide receiver Renard Robinson is headed to James Madison for college.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder committed to JMU on Tuesday, picking the Dukes over Villanova.


“Coach [Mickey] Matthews came and visited my house two weeks ago and he was real blunt and straightforward,” Robinson said. “He’s not promising anything. If you work hard, you never know. [He said], ‘you may play as a true freshman and you may not.’

“I also met coach [Ulrick] Edmonds, the running backs coach, at Maryland over the summer, so I knew how he was and his personality and his charisma. I really liked that about him.”

Robinson, a Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection as a defensive back, had more than 1,500 all-purpose yards as a senior at Mount St. Joseph. He said he’s excited to suit up for JMU, a Football Championship Subdivision power which went 12-2 this season, including an 8-0 showing in the Colonial Athletic Association.

“Going undefeated in your conference is really tough and they were one win away from [playing for] the national championship,” Robinson said.

Baltimore Sun photo by Kenneth K. Lam / Dec. 5, 2008

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About Matt Bracken

Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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