The Okanagan Sun receiving core just got deeper and faster as Lerone Robinson (Simon Fraser Clan) informed Sun head coach Shane Beatty he is leaving SFU and will be wearing Sun colors this year.
Beatty was alerted about the 6-foot-4, 185-pound Notre Dame High School (Vancouver) grad by former CFLer Jamie Boreham, who coached with the Sun last year.
Beatty was ecstatic to lock up the speedy Robinson, who has been timed at 4.49 over 40 yards. Beatty says his quarterbacks will have a group of receivers that is seven or eight deep and will pose a lot of issues for secondaries in the B.C. Football Conference.
“Lerone can really fly,” said Beatty. “He is a great young kid and a real talent. He is a very respectful young man who adds a speed dimension to our offence that we really needed. I think now we have all the receivers to make us really dangerous there.
“With Lerone today, Zach Regert last week plus the other group of young talent we having coming in…Deion Bain, Pierre Luc Lord, Reggie Ventose, Hartley (Tanner), Andrew MacDonald. You add this young group to the vets…all those guys. We are in really, really good shape.”
The 19-year-old Robinson knows some Sun players and understands his expectations.
“I’m two years younger than Cam Bedore, I remember watching him in high school. He is a quality quarterback and I know they have a tall guy (Theo Deezar) coming in, from snooping around the website; he is more of a drop back passer.
“I’ve heard a lot of good things about the year from coach Beatty. He is pretty excited about the season; it sounds like we should have a pretty good team.”
Robinson and the rest of the Sun roster hit the field for the opening of training camp July 5.