Uniontown High’s DuShaun Robinson found what he was looking for in a college football program. And Highland Community College head coach Mike Beagle is happy too.
“DuShaun should make the transition from high school football to junior college football quicker than most freshmen,” Beagle said. “He has the size and is an outstanding athlete.”
Robinson, a 6-4, 275-pound senior at Uniontown High, signed a national letter of intent Feb. 3 to play football at Highland Community College. The Scotties and Beagle are looking for help to build their program in the Jayhawk Conference.
“Highland presented the best opportunity for me to play. I liked the school and the coaching staff,” Robinson said.
“Plus I wanted to get away — make a move to a different area of the state.”
Highland, which is almost at the Kansas-Nebraska border, went 0-7 in the tough Jayhawk Conference last year. The Scotties were 0-9 overall.
“We’ve had a rough season. I’ve been head coach for three years and finally we have a staff of coaches who have put together a good recruiting class for us,” Beagle said.
“We’re excited about having DuShaun in our program. He’s a great young man plus he is pretty developed as a player and that’s an up-side.”
Beagle said Robinson is being looked at by Highland as a defensive end. “But the good thing is he can play on the offensive line also. We’ll find a place for him.”
Robinson helped lead the Eagles to a 4-6 season this year. The Eagles made it into the Kansas Class 2-1A playoffs, losing to Oswego in a bi-district game.
Robinson had 72 tackles as defensive end for the Eagles. He also had two interceptions, returning both for touchdowns.
Robinson plans to major in sports medicine at Highland. He is the son of Carl and Anica Robinson of Bronson.
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