Isaiah Robertson, a high school wide receiver from Arlington, Texas, made his commitment to Texas Tech on November 16th, 2023. Despite an offer from Big 12 competitor Kansas, Robertson chose to play for the Red Raiders and their lead recruiters Juice Johnson and Kenny Perry. Since his commitment, Robertson has remained solid in his decision and attended Texas Tech’s Junior Day on January 13th.
Robertson received his offer from Texas Tech on December 9th, 2022, making them his first offer. As a junior, he had an impressive season, recording 42 receptions for 472 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also contributed on the ground, adding 209 rushing yards and 2 more scores. His performance earned him the title of All District 8-6A Honorable Mention wide receiver.
In addition to his football talents, Robertson has also excelled in track and field. As a sophomore, he achieved a personal record in the 100 meters with a time of 11.54 seconds. He also competes in the 4×100 relay, 4×200 relay, and high jump.
During the Next Level Athlete Texas Top 100 Showcase, Robertson expressed his goals of improving and standing out. He believes that Texas Tech is the right fit for him because of the coaching staff’s emphasis on the players and their futures. Robertson was particularly impressed by the breakdown of the school and program at the Junior Day visit, which solidified his decision to commit to Texas Tech.
One standout moment from the Junior Day was the dunk contest, which showcased the program’s athleticism and inspired Robertson to work on his vertical jump. When asked about the Texas Tech coaches, Robertson highlighted the enthusiasm and love that coach Kenny Perry has for his players. He also praised coach Juice Johnson for being both loving and a family man.
Robertson had the opportunity to connect with other recruits at the Junior Day, including linebackers JJ Shelton and Jamarion Phillips. He also interacted with the wide receivers in the film room, creating a positive and supportive environment.
Since his commitment, Robertson’s recruitment from other schools has lessened. He mentioned that he doesn’t receive as much attention as he did when he was uncommitted, which he is fine with. Kansas, the other school that offered him, has also decreased their recruitment efforts.
While Robertson plans to make it through high school before making any further decisions, he does have plans for the offseason. He will continue participating in track and field and hopes to attend more camps. Additionally, he is considering joining a 7-on-7 team.
When asked about a potential return visit to Texas Tech, Robertson expressed his eagerness to showcase his skills if given the opportunity. An official visit to the campus may be the next step for him. Overall, Robertson is focused on his high school career and will see how everything plays out before making any final decisions.