Sitting at the top of 7A once again is undefeated Mill Creek. The returning 7A State Champs has seen its fair share of turnover with major stars graduating, but one consistent factor to their offensive success over the last two seasons has been running back Cam Robinson.
“My senior season has been going good so far. As of right now, I have 207 carries for 1,588 yards and 18 touchdowns also breaking a school record for rushing yards with 3,390,” Robinson said.
Robinson has been a standout in the biggest games for Mill Creek, including a huge performance in the state title game last year against Carrollton where Robinson had 252 yards and 3 touchdowns. The senior is a persistent runner, keeping his feet through tacklers and always fighting for extra yardage. One play we distinctly remember from the start of the season was at the Corky Kell Classic where Robinson planted a defender into the ground with a huge stiff arm on a touchdown run. That kind of physicality is uncommon, but a trademark to Robinson’s running style.
“What goes through my mind when I get the handoff is to not let the first man tackle me, hit the hole full speed, and protect the football,” Robinson said.
On the recruiting front, Robinson has endured the highs and lows of being a senior prospect in the modern era of college football.
“My recruitment has been up and down all season. One week I would talk to a dozen coaches; the next week I won’t talk to any. I visited the University Of Tennessee Chattanooga a couple of weeks ago when they faced Furman,” he said.
The compact running back is built like a brickhouse standing 5’9″ and weighing nearly 200 lbs. When he gets to the 2nd level of the defense, his physical run style abuses defensive backs who are not prepared or unwilling to tackle low enough. Robinson’s best attribute though is his vision to work around his blocks and keep defenders off balance. The senior bobs and weaves, never allowing the pursuit to get a clean look and then knows exactly when to hit the accelerator upfield.
To finish off the season, Robinson still would like to achieve a few more goals.
“My goal to finish this year is to bring a state championship back to Mill Creek. Get to 2,000 yards rushing, and also get to 20+ touchdowns on the season,” he said.
Mill Creek will face off against 9-3 Camden County in the state quarterfinals on Friday night. For most players in the state, they will be watching, but Robinson and Mill Creek will be out again proving why they are the best in Georgia.
No doubt, the recruiting cycle is winding down for the senior class. Each game for Robinson will be scrutinized by evaluators. Robinson will play a huge factor in Mill Creek’s success to repeat as state champs, and we think as he continues to push the program forward, the silent moments during his recruitment will start to buzz with news. So be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter/X to see the latest highlights and recruiting news on Robinson and players all across the state of Georgia.