WR Melvin Robinson back to Annandale, won't play this season
One of the Washington area's top returning players apparently has finished his high school football career.
Wide receiver Melvin Robinson, All-Met as a junior last season while playing for Annandale High, has transferred back to Annandale from Gwynn Park but will not play for the Atoms this season.
Robinson, who is 6 feet 3 and 210 pounds, had transferred to Gwynn Park over the summer to be closer to his father, Melvin Waddy, and play a larger role than he did at Annandale.
However, two weeks ago after the season's first game - in which he played sparingly and caught just one pass -- Robinson transferred back to Annandale after learning that he would be unable to meet Gwynn Park's graduation requirements, according to Robinson, Waddy and Gwynn Park Coach Danny Hayes.
Robinson subsequently thought that he would be able to rejoin the Annandale team, but that apparently will not happen. He had 41 catches for 678 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
"I was looking forward to it, I didn't think it would be a problem," Robinson said. But "I got voted off the team by the coaches and the players."
Annandale Coach Mike Scott declined to comment on Robinson's status, telling colleague James Wagner: "There are 77 young men in that locker room that are working very hard. And I like where we're at, though we're not there yet."
Robinson previously had been offered a scholarship to play for West Virginia, but that no longer appears to be a possibility.
"I guess I have to look ahead of football now, I can't always depend on football," he said. "Hopefully I can work something out. I keep praying about it. I'm trying to get into a school, whether it's Division II or wherever. Just trying to keep playing football."
| September 20, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories: Annandale, Football, Gwynn Park, Melvin Robinson, West Virginia
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