Former EAHS standout appears in statewide showcase

Former Eastern Alamance wide receiver standout Josh Robinson appeared in his final high school game Wednesday night, as he represented Eastern High in the East-West All-Star Game in Greensboro. Robinson produced over 1,150 combined receiving yards for the Eagles  over the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Robinson had one catch in the contest as his West team suffered a 20-8 loss to the East team.

Former Eastern Alamance offensive standout Josh Robinson put a fitting exclamation point on his stellar high school career Wednesday night, as he represented Eastern High in the annual North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Football Game, which was held at Robert B. Jamieson Stadium on the campus of Greensboro’s Grimsley High School.

Robinson became one of the primary components of the EAHS offense in 2018, emerging as quarterback Austin Bryant’s favorite target, and leading the Eagles with 941 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns. Robinson’s 41 catches tied for Eastern’s team lead.

Robinson made his biggest splash in the NCHSAA state playoffs, recording 200 yards in Eastern’s opening-round win over North Johnston, and adding 167 yards in Eastern’s second round road upset of Southern Nash. 

“Josh is a track guy. He’s just an athlete,” Eastern High head coach John Kirby said. “He can turn a 1-yard catch into a 90-yard gain. It will be big shoes to fill with him (this fall).” 

Robinson played for the West team in the East-West showdown. The West’s offense struggled in the All-Star Game, producing -36 rushing yards and only 21 receiving yards for a combined total of -15 yards of total offense. Robinson had one catch in the game, gaining two yards, as the West team lost 20-8 to the East squad. 

Robinson is heading to a California Junior College, in hopes of earning a major scholarship offer. 

“He’s chasing (a major scholarship offer),” Kirby said. “He’s doing what he’s got to do to try and help himself.”