While the Louisiana Bayou Hurricanes had an unforgettable season, going 10-3 and winning the Gulf States Football League Championship, as a developmental team their main purpose is to send players to the next level.
In addition to bringing home some hardware in Year 1, the Hurricanes had a player sign a college scholarship as cornerback Dione Robinson will be headed to Los Angeles Southwest College in the fall.
“I made a highlight using my phone and the clips that I already had on my cell phone,” Robinson told Developmental Football USA. “I gradually started sending film out to a couple of schools and they happened to contact me the same day.”
Robinson was named a GSFL All-Star for his performance this season and was also named the Defensive MVP of the GSFL Championship Game.
“The first thing they pointed out that they liked was my speed and my ball-hawking abilities,” Robinson said. “They wanted to give me a chance to showcase my talents and take it to an even grander stage. God is pulling me towards this program and I have a really great feeling about it.”
Robinson will have all four years of eligibility and will be placed on scholarship, he said. LASC is a two-year college, so Robinson will have the chance to make a case on the field for him to end up at a four-year school in the future.
“Hopefully I can spend the last two years at LSU,” Robinson said.
In their Facebook post announcing the signing, the Hurricanes had the following to say about Robinson:
“LASC is obviously getting a great football player. What they will soon learn is the type of person they’re getting. Hard working, humble, brilliant, and a man destined to be special.”
Grateful for his opportunity to play at the next level, Robinson said this opportunity is “all cause of the Hurricanes.”