Highly sought after by the coaching staff, Aidan Robbins pledged to Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football program on Wednesday.
Aidan Robbins in officially a Louisville Cardinal.
After a recruiting battle that ended up getting a coaches and fans a little worried, Robbins wound up choosing the Cards over Kentucky and Vanderbilt among others.
Robbins is a 3-star running back from DuPont Manual high school in Louisville. He plays on both sides of the ball in high school, but look for him to join the running back meeting room when he moves across the street to UofL’s campus.
Robbins is a punishing back that can end the run by dragging a defender 4 or 5 more yards. He is 6’1,” 220 pounds, which is more than big enough already to punish defenders at the college level.
Coaches and future players anxiously awaited his decision in the hours before.
Robbins is a prototypical Bobby Petrino back. Think the likes of Eric Shelton, Michael Bush, or Brandon Radcliff. He isn’t going to burn you with blazing speed, but he hits the holes hard, and finishes off runs falling forward.
Robbins can bring to the table for the Cards another running back in 2019, and keep adding to the stable of every down backs. Dae Williams and Colin Wilson look to be the two top priorities this upcoming season.
These two, along with incoming freshman Hasaan Hall look to carry the load for the Cards. We could see this year another situation where Petrino opts to go with whoever has the hot hand at the moment. In 2019, if you throw Robbins into the mix, you have a solid rotation of backs, and some depth that Louisville has needed in the past.
Look for Robbins to be one of the first of a string of commits for the 2019 class. There are still quite a few holes to fill, but Robbins is a great pick up that can contribute long term for the program.
The commitment of Manual star Aidan Robbins, now gives Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football program five commitments in the class of 2019.