By: Matt Rothman
Coral Springs twin brothers Demetri and Demetrius Robinson officially signed their letter of intent to continue their football careers next season in college.
Demetri, who attended Coral Glades with his brother Demetrius for his first three years of high school, transferred to Marjory Stoneman Douglas for his senior year. Despite only playing in two games this season, Demetri anchored the offensive line and led the Eagles with Michael McLaughlin.
Demetri is thankful for the wonderful opportunity he is getting and has many people that have helped him along the way.
“I would like to thank my mom for all the sacrifices she made for me to be successful and Head Coach Quentin Short for giving me an opportunity to play at Douglas,” Demetri said.
Coach Short said Demetri is a very physical player who has worked extremely hard to put himself in a position to play at the next level.
“He wasn’t on anyone’s radar going into his senior season, and he was able to put together enough quality film in only two games.”
His twin Demetrius has been on the Coral Glades varsity football team protecting quarterbacks Kyle Williamson and Dylan Knaebel and opening up running room for Keshawn Barrett.
While the journey to get to this point hasn’t been easy, Demetrius feels like he has matured immensely since he began playing on varsity.
“I feel like from freshman year to now, I’ve grown a lot, not just as a player but as a person,” Demetrius said. “I’ve been grinding to play the next level and to keep my grades right.”
Demetrius has lived most of his life in Coral Springs and began playing football in fifth grade. He credits his family and the coaching staff at St. Thomas for taking a chance on him as well as his high school coach, Cam Thomas.
“I think I am one of the hardest critics these kids have ever had, so to see him adjust and accept the challenges I put in front of him has been excellent,” Coach Thomas said. “Also, it’s been great seeing him grow and prove he can play at the next level as it shows what we have done at Coral Glades.”
Demetrius will be joining a university that did not play in 2020 due to COVID-19 but had previously won 39 games since 2016.
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- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student. Matt also covers the New York Islanders for The Hockey Writer, the New York Mets for Last Word on Baseball and Florida Gators Athletics for ESPN Gainesville.
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