To compete in the one of the toughest conferences in college sports, you need talent. And for the baseball program at Ole Miss, the Rebels just landed one of D.C.’s best talents in short stop Errol Robinson. The rising senior will join Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco next year and compete in the SEC.
“Ole Miss has really been a dream school for quite some time now,” Robinson said. “Ole Miss is in a way my family school. My mom graduated from there, my dad attended Ole Miss for two years and my sister is there now. It feels almost like home and is the right choice for me. I'm very excited about this opportunity God has presented me with and hope to take advantage of it to the best of my ability.”
During his junior season, Robinson hit .391 with 1 home run, 21 RBIs, 10 doubles and 10 stolen bases for a team that went 23-3 and 15-1 in league play before losing in the playoffs.
“I had a few other offers and some brewing from top schools, but by July 1st I knew where I wanted to go to school,” Robinson added. “At 5 p.m. on July 1st I had a conversation with the recruiting coordinator and hitting coach from Ole Miss. He called me earlier that morning asking how things were going and if I was ready to be a Rebel. This second conversation we had, I felt ready to be a Rebel. With Coach Bianco, the head coach, he congratulated me on committing and told me he's excited for me to make an impact, and that I would need to step up big time young due to their loss of seniors.”
Robinson does a little bit of everything for St. John’s, but he hopes to play shortstop and possibly second base for Ole Miss.
“Getting on the field in the SEC is definitely going to take a lot of focus and hard work,” Robinson said.
Over 100 Ole Miss baseball players have been drafted into the Major Leagues, so Robinson will have a chance to take his game to the highest level.