Wake Forest Player Countdown: No. 56 RB Isaiah Robinson

Streeter Lecka

The Deacons' fifth recruit of 2014 class, Isaiah Robinson rolls in at No. 56 on the rankings board.

Robinson will arrive at Wake Forest as part of former head coach Jim Grobe's final recruiting class. The tailback spoke with BSD last July after he signed with the Demon Deacons. He cited his relationship with former coaches Mitchell and Stubblefield as a big part of his decision to come to Winston-Salem in the first place. Now John Hunter, part of Dave Clawson's staff from Bowling Green, coaches the running back position, so Robinson will look to find his place in a new offensive system.

Last year the Charlotte native said he was sitting at 5'11" and 225 pounds. He predicted that by the time he suited up for football season, he would have put on an extra inch. That would be some pretty serious size for a half back, and it's possible that Robinson could eventually fill the hole left by Deandre Martin, who was dismissed by the team in January.

Robinson chose Wake Forest after receiving offers from Louisville and UConn, among others. North Carolina, NC State, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech were all showing interest late. In his junior season at Independence High School, Robinson carried the rock 218 times for over 1,500 yards. His numbers dipped a little bit in his final high school season, but he still found the endzone 20 times. He averaged 90 yards over 13 games.

The BSD staff will continue to countdown the Deacons' roster as we gear up for Dave Clawson's first season.

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