Wolverines Add Long-Snapper

National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Feb 21, 2014

Troy (Mich.) Athens long-snapper Andrew Robinson commits to Michigan as a preferred walk on. He talks about his decision here.

Michigan landed one of the nation's top long-snappers as a preferred walk-on today when Troy Athens' Andrew Robinson made his decision to be a Wolverine.

"I chose Michigan because I really loved the football program all around when I went there for a visit," he said. "I was really impressed with the facilities. But I didn't pick Michigan just off of football, I really looked into their academics and I am interested in going into pre-med and I felt Michigan could help me to reach my goal academically."

As much opportunity as there is academically, there is also great opportunity on the field.

"I was told I would come in at the start of camp and be able to challenge the current snapper for the starting job, if not i would be the back up snapper."

Robinson had to wait his turn and deal with the uncertainty and stress that sometimes comes with the recruiting process. With all of that in the rear view mirror, he looks back on it all with gratitude.

"It is great to be given this opportunity. I have worked so hard and put so much time into my snapping, i would have never thought it could get me this far and especially to a school with such football tradition like Michigan. I never doubted myself, I just knew it was going to be a long process and I didn't know where I would end up at the end."

And of course, he's happy to be part of the Michigan program.

"It's a great feeling to be a Wolverine. I can't wait to step on the field for fall camp and put everything I have worked on to get to this opportunity to the test."

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