Quarterback Isaiah Robinson flipped his verbal commitment this morning, spurning Rhode Island and signing with the Maine Black Bears.
National Signing Day is normally just a barrage of good news. But there’s always a slim chance that someone’s gonna flip a commit on you one day. For the Rhode Island Rams, that day was today. Pro style QB and Baltimore native Isaiah Robinson was a hard verbal for URI football coming into today, but he has officially inked with the Maine Black Bears. The UMaine official Twitter account had this to say.
— Maine Football (@BlackBearsFB) February 1, 2017
This is tough news, especially for a Rhody team that has been struggling at quarterback. Robinson had generated interest from schools like Boston College, Purdue, Temple, and Wake Forest before locking in with Rhode Island. Here’s what the 6’3″ QB told the Baltimore Sun back in December.
“I really liked all the coaches, coach Will Fleming, the quarterback coach; coach [Ari] Confesor, he’s the recruiting coach for our area; and head coach Jim Fleming,” he said. “Talking to them, I think they can get me to be a better person and a better player on the field. I feel like they’re going to change the program around to a winning program. I like starting something.”
Unfortunately, this kind of stuff happens at every level, and URI certainly won’t be the only school dealing with a lost commit today. It’ll be interesting to watch Robinson develop on the other side of the line in the CAA. Hopefully, the Rams aren’t missing out on too much.