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Coach's Corner: "Branson Robinson Is Hardest Working Player I've Coached"

December 20, 2021

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Across the college football word, the University of Georgia is known as “RBU”.

Running Back University.

It’s like playing Shortstop for the New York Yankees. Shooting guard for the LA Lakers. Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. It’s a BIG deal, and it’s tradition at this point.

The Bulldogs have had multiple backs help carry the load this season, and there is plenty of talent on the way with new four-star signee Branson Robinson‍.

One of the top running back prospects in the country, the 5-foot-10 220-pounder out of Germantown High School in Mississippi signed with Georgia last week, and if healthy, should give Dell McGee another tough, powerful back who could see the field early next fall.

Germantown head coach Bruce Brady recently caught up with Dawg Post to break down what type of player the Bulldogs are getting, while giving some background information on his time with Robinson.

“When I arrived at Germantown four summers ago, I was told there was this freshman running back coming up that was supposed to be really good”, Brady said.  “All the coaches already on staff said he had dominated in middle school and were really excited about him. After one summer workout, I knew Branson was already a special talent. As a 14 year old he was one of the most physically developed players I’d ever seen. He started as a 9th grader and played well in an offense that utilized a two-back system.”

Brady knew he had something special, but if you want to play at the University of Georgia, especially under Kirby Smart, you have to be more than talented. You need a killer instinct, you need to love practice, and you need to be tough, determined, and motivated each day to be the best player you can be.

That's exactly what Robinson will bring to Athens.

“Branson’s work ethic has always been off the chart”, Brady said.  “Without question he is the hardest working player I have ever coached. As a junior, he started getting all these offers but the same ole Branson kept showing up every day just trying to get better and help his team win. God has blessed him with physical ability, but he also has the drive to get better every single day, and he is going to push others around him to give their best, too.”

What type of back is Georgia getting in Robinson?

“Branson is a physical runner that uses his strength not only to break tackles but also in pass protection,” Brady added. “To compliment his strength, he has incredible explosiveness to jump cut a second or third level defender and break a big run. The craziest part about Branson is I think his best ball is ahead of him.”

The high four-star dealt with some nagging injuries this fall, but he’ll look to get back to full strength by the time spring practice rolls around. After a tough senior season, Robinson is more determined than ever to get back on the field and do what he does best.

“Branson struggled this season with a nagging injury that prevented him from having a senior year reflective of the type of player he is”, Brady said. “I believe he’s going to enroll at Georgia with a chip on his shoulder, ready to prove why he’s one of the best freshmen in the entire country. I’m very proud of him and look forward to how he’s going to have a positive impact on the lives of others in the future.”

I certainly don't want to put pressure on anyone, but Robinson is going to be a fan favorite very soon. Like Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb, Zamir White, Sony Michel, and many before them, Robinson isn't flashy. He works hard when nobody is watching. He's not uploading videos to social media. He's not looking for attention.

Robinson plays hard, breaks tackles, and will give the Georgia football program everything he has, both on and off the field. 

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