Corey Robinson is the son of famed basketball player David Robinson and a star athlete at his school. In just two years the high school senior has managed to become one of the most sought after wide receivers in the country.


Several universities, including Notre Dame and Stanford, have offered Robinson admission based on his performance on the field and in the classroom. When asked about his achievements, Corey said, “Academics are paramount for me. If God takes sports from me and I get injured, I want to be well-rounded. I don’t want to be just a football player. I want to be a scholar first.” The star athlete has proven that academics are important to him as he has maintained a 4.42 grade point average throughout his high school years.

Corey feels blessed to have accomplished so much thus far and his dad couldn’t be happier. David Robinson states, “With me, one time he caught a nice, 50-yard pass up the middle. He caught it in stride and kept striding to the end zone. That’s the first time I looked at him saying, ‘You’re actually faster than I thought.’ He was growing up on me. I think he’s starting to realize what he can do, as well. Believe it or not, I didn’t want them [my children] thinking they had to be like Dad and follow my footsteps. I’m really happy he’s playing football. He’s exploring for himself, and he’s making a name for himself. I couldn’t ask anything else for him.”

Although being the son of a famous athlete brings extra pressure Corey is up for the challenge. As he explains, “Sure, there’s pressure, but the pressure’s nice because it makes me work harder. I’m David Robinson’s kid, and people don’t really know me as Corey right now. That gives me reason to work. I want to be the best, and if I’m going to be the best, I don’t want to be in the shadow.”



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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