SPF’s 1,000-yard Rusher Anthony Robinson Commits to Pace University

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Joe Kaplan , Sports Editor

 

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Football Program witnessed one of their best players in recent memory commit to Pace University this week. 

 

Senior running back Anthony Robinson will be taking his talents to Finnerty Field in Pleasantville, New York where he will show off the same rushing talent that the SPF community was able to witness this past season.  

 

“When I met with the coaches [at Pace] I really felt like they believed in me and they really wanted me to be there,” Robinson said. “Also the players that I met with wanted me to be there. I talked with them for a long time and they seemed nice and they convinced me that my skill was good enough for me to be there.”

 

Robinson recalled how close-knit the football team is at Pace and how they all work together to try to help each other when someone seems to be struggling.

 

 “I really like how all the players were saying how they’re one big family,” Robinson said. “In the summer, we’re going to wake each other up and get ready for the day early on.”

 

Robinson will be leaving a decorated football career behind at SPF. Not only was he able to conquer that elusive title of 1,000 yards in a season, but he was able to pave the way for SPF Football — a program on the rise, securing meaningful wins against opponents like Linden and Woodbridge

 

“I’m definitely going to miss the fan atmosphere,” Robinson said. “Even the students at Pace told me that nothing is compared to high school footb

“I’m definitely going to miss the fan atmosphere,” Robinson said. “Even the students at Pace told me that nothing is compared to high school football, Friday Night Lights. After high school, [the players] always miss it.”

— Anthony Robinson

all, Friday Night Lights. After high school, [the players] always miss it.”

 

The number 1,000 resonated in Robinson’s mind throughout the offseason and many scouts such as the ones at Pace, were able to note that in his resume.

 

“I think it’s a really cool high school accomplishment in football,” Robinson said. “It’s really hard to reach the 1000 yard mark, and I did it in six or seven games. On the field, everyone was congratulating me and it was a really cool experience.” 

 

Robinson also spoke about the potential advice he would most likely receive from Southern Connecticut State University running back Shawn Martin, who graduated from SPF just last year. 

 

“Practice really hard because everyone at your college school, no matter if it’s Division three, two, or one, everyone is really good,” Robinson said. “Everyone was ‘that guy’ in high school, so not everyone is going to play and you have to practice [every day] like it’s your last, that way you’ll get playing time on the field.” 

 

Robinson will hope to continue playing at a prolific level, posting production similar to his time at SPF. Pace University will be very excited to see the amazing contributions that Robinson will bring to its program.