July 30, 2007

Keenan Robinson is settling in

Six future Longhorns will be competing in the Texas High School Coaches Association all-star game Tuesday night in Fort Worth. One of them is former Plano East linebacker Keenan Robinson, who has spent the summer in Austin in preparation for his freshman season. The 6-foot-3, 219-pound outside linebacker took some time before practice on Saturday to answer a few questions about his first off-season as a member of the Texas program.

What type of weight and strength gain have you seen since the end of your senior season? How have the summer workouts been going in Austin?

A: When I first stepped on the scale in Austin, I was surprised. It said 207 and I thought I was around 215, but the scale said 207. At the end of the summer workouts five weeks later, I was up to 220.

What is the biggest change in the workouts from the high school level to Texas this summer?

A: Basically, the workouts are never the same. You do a different workout every single day and it makes it hard on your body. It also makes it good for your muscles because you are always gaining and not staying at the same level. The running was a big difference because it was a challenge every day. We never knew what we were going to do and it always pushed us to the max every day.

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