Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Position: Defensive end
High School: Saint Louis
2010 Statistics: 42 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery
Beaver fans should be excited because: Robins is a lot like someone OSU followers are already familiar with.
Saint Louis coach Darnell Arcenebaux says Robins reminds him of a former OSU defensive end Inoke Breckterfield, a standout for the Beavers from 1995-98. Breckterfield was an All-American for Oregon State in 1998 and won the Morris Trophy, awarded annually to the conference's best defensive lineman. That's not a bad comparison.
"He's one of those players who's got that motor that never stops," Arcenebaux said. "Like any good Polynesian player, he's got that controlled kind of anger that you need every four seconds. What he has that you can't teach is that Poly blood and size."
Robins led the charge for a Saint Louis defense that recorded a jaw-dropping 72 sacks in 2010, helping the Crusaders to an 11-1 record and the Hawaii state title. For a school that just graduated one of the best defensive players in program history, OSU coaches probably love this description of Robins:
"He's got great balance, great hands," Arcenebaux said, "and he's real tough, like (Stephen) Paea."