by Rusty Ellis
The wait is over for Monterey senior Evan Robinson, as he signed his national letter of intent to play baseball for Bryan College upon graduation in May.
For Robinson, it’s an exciting day that he’s been working towards for several years now.
“I’m excited,” Robinson said. “I’m thrilled, just to say I’m committed now.”
For Robinson, it was a difficult choice for him to make throughout the recruiting process, but he says he feels like he made the right choice for himself.
“It just felt like home,” Robinson said. “They really had what I was looking for when it came to baseball and academics, it’s small and it just felt like home.”
MHS head coach John Looper has seen first-hand the impact that Robinson has had on his team, and it’s a day the catcher has certainly earned.
“Evan’s been a big part of our team since he was a freshman,” Looper said. “He’s been a rock behind the plate, he knows the game extremely well, and he’s going to be hard to replace just from a leadership side, but also from a playing aspect.”
Looper was an active part of Robinson’s recruitment, and he says he remembers just how excited Robinson was after his visit to Bryan.
“He went to three or four different schools, but when he left Bryan, he said he was done looking around,” Looper said. “He fits the style they want to play, and he felt good about it. He called me that night and said this was it, and that he wasn’t going anywhere else.”
As far as what he’s going to miss about Monterey, Robinson says he’ll miss his teammates and family, but he’s also equally excited for the new challenges of collegiate baseball.
“I’m just looking forward to the competition that I’m going to see at the next level,” Robinson said. “I think I’m ready.”