FORT WAYNE, IN. (WANE) – In this day and age of overnight sensations – even Auston Robertson’s rise to notoriety is impressively fast. Just one month after lining up at defensive end for the very first time at a summer showcase, the Wayne High School junior has four Division 1 offers including Notre Dame and Indiana. The offers figure to continue rolling in as he attends more camps later this month (including one at Ohio State) – just as his national ranking should improve as well. National recruiting site 247sports.com already ranks the 6-foot-5 230-pounder as the 13th best weak-side defensive end in the Class of 2016 – all of this without Robertson having ever taken a snap on defense in a game.
Robertson – who served as a tight end last season – has taken to the position quickly thanks to his combination of size and athleticism. Generals head coach Scot Shaw says all of the physical tools are in place for the junior to be a great defensive player, its simply a matter of him learning the technique and getting more comfortable on that side of the ball. For his part, Robertson says he’s relying on natural ability and instinct right now, but that he knows with the necessary coaching the sky is the limit.
Robertson will be a key member of a Wayne team coming off a 6-4 record in 2013 – it’s best season in years.