Notre Dame wide receiver Corey Robinson is one of those people so gifted it just makes you simultaneously optimistic and sick to your stomach.
Which, of course, should be of no surprise considering he’s the son of David Robinson, an accomplished musician, former officer in the U.S. Navy, founder of a public charter school and, of course, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
The younger Robinson, a rising senior out of San Antonio, Texas, with 65 career receptions to his credit, has earned multiple accolades for his work in the classroom and is now launching a political career.
According to the NDSMC Observer, Robinson is pursuing a bid as Notre Dame’s student body president.
Robinson said his extra responsibility, if elected, would not interfere with his duties on the gridiron.
“This spring, all of our practices are in the morning, so we practice from six in the morning until 10 a.m., and the rest of the day is free, and I have one class a day, no class on Fridays. In the summer, same kind of thing — we only practice for two hours a day, and I’m going to be here every day, all day, so that’ll be easy as well. I’m only taking one class,” Robinson said.
“In the fall, we practice to 2:30 to 7, so anything between those hours, I can’t participate in, but the rest of the day, I’m free. I’m going to have three or four classes … and the way my schedule works, only football and student body, so that way, I’ll be able to be fully invested in both, in those two aspects.”
Election day is Feb. 10, and the new president will begin his or her term on April 1.