2016 Kentucky Football Signee - Davonte Robinson
Davonte Robinson, Cornerback, 6-2, 180, Fr.-HS, Lexington, Ky. (Henry Clay) – On top of being one of the best cornerbacks in the state as a senior, he also was a running back, using his speed to score seven touchdowns (four rushing, two receiving and one 91-yard kickoff return) ... As a junior he rushed for 492 yards on 35 carries and six touchdowns, while recording 32 tackles and two interceptions, including one for a touchdown on defense ... Led the team in tackles three straight seasons, including a team-high 100 tackles and one interception in 2015 ... Coached by Sam Simpson who said, “Davonte possesses the on-the-field instincts and off-the-field work ethic that belong to the elites. Davonte is a hard worker. He's a selfless individual. He doesn't command a lot of attention; he doesn't require all of that. He's a team player” ... Named Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-city by the Lexington Herald-Leader as a senior ... ... A 2015 Herald-Leader “Class of Commonwealth” honoree ... Helped the Blue Devils advance to the second round of the playoffs with a 7-5 record in 2015 ... Class 3A state track champion in the 100 meters (10.85) as a sophomore ... Finished second in the state in 2015 in the 4x400 relay ... Winner of the 400-meter dash and second in the 100 meters at the 2015 Fayette County Public Schools Track and Field Championships ... Picked UK over Georgia, Louisville, Notre Dame and Ohio State.
Coach Stoops on Robinson: “Davonte may be the most underrated prospect in this entire class. He is a special football player and talent. He has the ability to play many positions but we will play him at corner. I can’t wait to work with him.”