Wednesday, August 6, 2014

'Stingers up' for Robles

Photo by Christy Sharp
J.C. Robles of El Diamante-Visalia - first highlighted by Cali Gold Mine as a rising 2015 quarterback prospect in July of last year - has told CGM on Wednesday, Aug. 6, that he's ended his recruiting process and has accepted his scholarship pledge from Sacramento State.

Robles is a 6-foot-5, 195-pound dual threat who led the Miners to the Central Section Division II title in 2013. He said he wanted to end his recruiting process early so he can focus on his upcoming senior season, which begins on Friday, Aug. 29, against Tulare Union at home.

"My family and I thought that it was best to secure it and go into the season focused on high school ball," Robles said.

Sacramento State was Robles' only offer. He received letters of interest from North Texas and Fresno State.

Robles added that former Sacramento State wide receiver Elon Paige played a role in his decision to join the Hornets.

"He was a big influence," Robles said. "I asked him about his opinion on the staff and program. It [his response] was exactly what my thoughts were on everything. I feel like it's a great fit and a program definitely on the rise."

Paige helped train Robles during different offseason workouts. Paige said Robles should be an ideal fit for the Hornets' offense, which plans to be a pro style approach this fall.

"In that atmosphere and offense, he's primed to be a beast," Paige said.


Sheldon Croney of Ridgeview-Bakersfield has now received scholarship offers from half of the Mountain West Conference. New Mexico emerged as the newest offer for Croney on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

Croney, formerly of Garces and first highlighted by CGM in Sept. 2013, has received scholarship pledges from the Lobos, Colorado State, Nevada, Fresno State, Boise State and Nevada-Las Vegas of the MWC.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Croney also holds offers from Oregon State of the PAC-12 conference and Idaho of the Sun Belt.

"It's surreal that I have eight full ride scholarships before my senior year," Croney said on his twitter page. "Have to thank God, my family and everyone else who supported me."

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