Name: Brandon Robertson
Measurables: Robertson is 6-2, 220 and runs a 4.43 40-yard dash, which is the fastest time for an Ed Dalton-coached player at Trinity.
Special teams: Long snapper
What coach is saying: "He's an unbelievable natural talent. He just has ti show it on the field," Dalton said. "He reminds me a lot of Brandon Weaver. He has that kind of talent. He's fast and strong, kind of a genetic freak."
What teammates are saying: "From my perspective, he could be ready but he has to slow down what he's doing," classmate John Laschinsky said. "He's trying to do too many things. Once he's thinking everything through, he's going to be awesome."
The skinny: Robertson primarily serves a Kyle McWreath's backup on offense and defense last year, so he saw most of his on-field time on special teams.
Extremely athletic, Robertso won the Nike Combine held in March at the Steelers' training facilities on Pittsburgh's South Side. Following that performance, Robertson's profile with college coaches skyrocketed.
"I've talked to Pitt, WVU and a couple other ones," Robertson said. "I'm having to train hard so I can get bigger and quicker because I hope to play at that level."
Robertson must show he can on the field, and he'll get a chance this year. Dalton has pegged Robertson at fullback in Trinity's new offense and will give him an opportunity at linebacker.
"These first few games are absolutely big for me," Robertson said. "I have to step my game up; take all the hits and do all the running."
Speed and strength are two of Robertson's obvious gifts.
"We had to try to put together something for our talent level on offense. Hopefully, Brandon will do what we think he can." Dalton said. "If he gets in space, he's going to score. I know that much."