By Ashley Inge—
Tarleton State University juniors, Prince Robinson and Daniel McCants, were named the Lone Star Conference’s (LSC) Players of the Week. Both players earned the top defense and special teams honor for their efforts in Tarleton’s 44-7 rout of West Texas A&M Saturday.
Robinson graduated from North Forest High School in Houston in 2016. In high school, he was a team captain, all-state cornerback, all-state punt returner and an all-state kick returner. Before Tarleton, Robinson spent some time at Trinity Valley Community College located in Athens, Texas which has four campuses serving five counties across the southeast and eastern parts of Texas. Robinson spent his first season there as a wide receiver, catching 16 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown. He also transitioned to the defensive side and made 47 tackles and four interceptions as a sophomore. He is majoring in kinesiology and is the defensive back for the Texans.
Robinson has a certain routine that he does to prepare for each game.
“I vibe to some music to get in the spirit. I like to watch NFL and other college football before a game to get hyped up. Also, I eat Airheads before every game,” Robinson said.
Robinson’s goal for this season is “to become an All-American and get two rings with my team.”
Robinson said that he was surprised to be named the LSC Player of the Week.
“It’s a great feeling to be named the LSC Player of the Week in just my second game. I honestly wasn’t expecting it but I’m honored,” Robinson said.
McCants graduated from Killeen High School in 2014. He was a three-sport letter winner in high school and as a senior, he led his team to a district championship with an undefeated regular season record. He was also an all-district and all-state honorable mention running back. He was redshirted as a true freshman at Tarleton and during this time, he was named LSC and USA College Football Inc. Special Teams Player of the Week on Sep. 26 and 28. He is majoring in kinesiology and is the running back for the Texans.
McCants said he prepares for games by “really focusing during practice and making sure that I really understand our game plan for the week.”
McCants said his goal for this year is to “do everything I can do to help my team win the national championship.”
McCants also said that winning the LSC Player of the Week means a lot to him.
“That was one of my secondary goals for this season,” McCants said.
The next football game will be a home game tomorrow at 7 p.m. against UT Permian Basin.