Ellis Robinson IV is a 5* CB in the 2024 recruiting class who plays at IMG Academy in the SSIA Conference of Florida high school football. The recruiting industry has Ellis ranked as the #8 player in the country, the #1 CB, and the #2 player in Florida.
· Class – Rising Senior
· Jersey # - 2
· HT/WT – 6’0” 180 lbs.
· Junior Yr. Stats – 11 tackles, 1 INT, 1 FR, 4 PD’s (5 Games Played at IMG)
Ellis Robinson began at Iona Prep in New York but transferred to IMG after his sophomore year. He was named a Sophomore All-American by Max Preps and helped lead Iona Prep to a CHSFL AAA Championship before his move to Florida. A note for context, Ellis does not have any film available from his junior season at IMG, meaning I am strictly going off his performance at Iona Prep as a sophomore. Robinson played 4 games for IMG last year before undergoing meniscus surgery but returned for the last game of the season against St. Francis Academy. While in New York, Robinson lined up at RB, WR, KR, PR, SS, and CB. He has very solid speed (4.56 laser-timed 40) and an insane 35” vertical. Ellis has exceptional ball skills and pulls off several acrobatic catches in the clips that I watched. I believe that he excels the most in man-to-man coverage, but also reads the QB well and has shown he can be a ball hawk in zone coverage. He plays with great technique and couples that with high levels of aggression in his play style. This is one of those dudes that I cannot wait for Kirby Smart to get ahold of. Even as a 16ish year-old sophomore, Ellis’s hand technique, press coverage, and hip fluidity are phenomenal and are things that will carry him far in this sport.
Ellis Robinson will be coming into Georgia extremely prepared to contribute in the secondary as IMG is about as good as high school football gets. It’s also interesting to note that Ellis shared the field last year with current Bulldogs Jordan Hall, Gabe Harris, and Samuel M’Pemba. Nyland Green and Daylen Everette will likely be the most experienced CB’s on Georgia’s 2024 roster, assuming guys like Lassiter and Bullard depart for the NFL, but Robinson will also have to fight through Smoke Bouie, A.J. Harris, and Julian Humphrey for playing time at the boundary corner.
Ellis is a 5* for a very good reason, and when looking for flaws in his film, there must be some nitpicking. The only things that I can point out are that his tackling form could improve, and he could get downhill to attack runners a little quicker.
Player comparisons are tricky to me, but since someone asked about a comparison for Ny Carr, I’ll try to throw a former Bulldog in at the end of each of these that a recruit reminds me of.
· Ellis Robinson IV Player Comp. – Deandre Baker. Both are corners who are similar in size and run a ~4.5 40 but are not going to blow up the NFL combine with test numbers. Baker and Robinson excel in having sensational technique and skill, especially in man coverage.
Sophomore year highlights: https://www.hudl.com/profile/15206048/Ellis-Robinson-IV.