Citadel picks up speedy running back

Depending on where you look on the internet, Devan Robbins runs anywhere from a 4.33 to a 4.44 or 4.58 in the 40-yard dash. But any way you look at it, the 6-0, 180-pounder from South Point HS in Belmont, N.C., is pretty fast.

The Citadel picked up a commitment from Robbins last weekend after his plans to attend Georgia Tech fell through. Georgia Tech had been recruiting Robbins for two years, according to the AD at South Point, but that “did not work out”, the AD said. South Point runs a triple option offense similar to those at Tech and The Citadel, and Robbins was “ready to move on” from Tech and make a commitment elsewhere, the AD said.

Robbins was named the Big 22 player of the year in his area, near Charlotte. His coach, Mickey Lineberger, had this to say about Robbins last season:

He is an outstanding Christian young man. He’s fair and an encourager,” Lineberger said. “He’s a hard worker who gives 100 percent in everything that he does. He has outstanding parents who brought him up in church and have taught him right from wrong. I have never heard anyone say anything negative about Devan, and I have never heard Devan say anything negative about anyone else. He is a great football player who is blessed with speed and talent. The sky is the limit for him.”

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