#6 CB Lamar Robbins
Senior, 6'2", 200 lbs.
2015 Stats: The official season stats and the game-by-game stats don't match up for Robbins, and it's based on confusion between Robbins and the other #6 on the roster, A.J. Legree. The season stats say Robbins played in nine games and made five tackles. It also says he started against East Carolina, but Legree did. Counting through the game-by-game reports, Robbins only played in five games and made three tackles. The other two were apparently special teams tackles by Legree.
What we do know for sure is that Robbins was suspended from the team following his arrest in October for shooting off a gun on campus and lying to officers about the incident. He was not prosecuted, though, and was reinstated in March before spring practice. (His teammate Ben Knox was also arrested for firing the same gun at one of the Holly residence halls. He was suspended as well, chose to leave school shortly after, and recently landed at a junior college in Kansas.)
Based on his suspension, it means he could not have played against UCF as the game report said he did. So the final count we have for Robbins is four games played, three tackles. Glad we could sort all that out.
Position on Depth Chart: Robbins was not on the post-spring depth chart. On top of missing most of the season, he was injured for part of spring practice.
How He Came To USF: Robbins played at Southridge High School in Miami. He did some awesome football things (we don't know what they were because there are no stats out there at all) and helped the Spartans reach the state playoffs twice. Getting Lamar on signing day was a coup for USF. He had offers and took visits to Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Arkansas. Robbins also held offers from 25 other schools, including Auburn, Michigan State, Nebraska, Texas A&M, and UCLA. But he committed to USF following his official visit in January 2013, then signed his LOI a week later.
Recruiting Rankings: Lamar was a four-star recruit on 247 and Rivals. Scout and ESPN gave him three stars. His 247 Composite score was the highest of anyone in USF's 2013 recruiting class.
Projected Playing Time: This is a really hard one to project. Is Robbins not on the depth chart because of his spring injury? Or because Deatrick Nichols and Ronnie Hoggins and everyone else earned their spots ahead of him? (Robbins didn't start any of the four games he played last year before his suspension.) Or might he still be in Willie Taggart's doghouse? We just aren't sure how Lamar fits into the 4-2-5 or where he really stands in the cornerback rotation. If he only gets backup and spot duty like it seems he might, it would be a pretty disappointing conclusion to Robbins's USF career.