Florida Air Academy Quarterback Sets Sights On USC
By Bill Kelly // September 18, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Air Academy’s junior quarterback Dwayne Robinson Jr. can hardly wait for Friday nights to arrive every week this fall.
Robinson, who sports a 4.1 GPA is not only looking forward to his two remaining seasons playing at FAA , but would like to eventually play college football.
He already knows where.
“USC is my favorite team and I would love to go there,” said Robinson, a 6-foot-1 resident of Melbourne. “I started liking Southern California when Matt Leinart was quarterback there and got attached to the Trojans.”
Robinson played youth football for West Melbourne along with other Brevard prep stars including Melbourne High School’s Carson Jackson.
The Falcons finished 4-7 last season, so Robinson is hoping for a winning season this time around and a trip to the prep football district championships.
“This year will be districts or bust and we as a team are looking forward to a big year,” Robinson said .
Last year was a learning experience for Robinson and he said he knows this will indeed be a big year if some of his Falcons teammates can earn college football scholarships.
While Dwayne Jr. quarterbacks the Falcon offense, his dad, Dwayne Robinson Sr., is the team’s defensive coordinator.
If it weren’t for football, Robinson’s next favorite sport is track. He runs the 400-yard dash and the 4×1 relay for the Falcons track team. But football remains his biggest passion.
“I hope the season is biggest ever for us and we know North Florida Christian and Warner Christian will be the teams to beat,” Robinson said.
As far as personal goals go, he said for him it is all about the Florida Air team winning and eventually he’d like to earn a college scholarship to play the sport at the next level.
Even if USC does not come calling, Robinson’s grades and talent might make him high on several recruiters lists.