A week ago, our community voted for the biggest hit of the 2015 season. Junior safety Robert Black, a new transfer to Newton, ran away with the vote with his devastating hit against Lakeside.
The first team All Region DB’s whole highlight reel is one big hit after another. He has very good acceleration and size to play safety at the FBS level.
Colleges that have contacted him thus far are: Kennesaw State, Mercer, Appalachian State, Duke, Utah State and Wake Forest.
He spoke with Recruit Georgia about the recruiting process, the offseason, and his busy spring.
“This offseason I plan to increase my visibility on the recruiting radar by performing well at camps and combines, becoming more explosive in the weight room, and increasing my agility and db skill set.”
The headhunting safety already has been contacted by a few schools to attend their junior day. “I’ve been invited to Wake Forest, Duke, Kennesaw State, and Appalachian State.”
The junior safety takes pride in his ability to deliver punishment to the offense. He told Recruit Georgia that he models his game after 2014 unanimous All American safety Landon Collins.
“I like the way Landon Collins plays D because he plays the run like a linebacker and takes good angles and is a sure tackler. But at the same time, he can cover in a deep half, third, or play man on slots and tight ends.”
Black believes his aggressiveness and physicality are strengths, but still needs to improve his footwork and overall defensive back skill set.
The Newton coaches are good at developing players. They instill sound fundamentals with their defensive players, so we anticipate Black to take another step forward in his development this offseason.
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