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Hoxie High School's Colton Robins signed his letter of intent to play football at Lyon College in Batesville during a ceremony on Monday afternoon at Hoxie's Mustang Gymnasium. On hand for the signing were his parents Delbert Robins (seated, left) and Rebecca Robins; (back) Hoxie coaches Jeff Blake, Drew Gardner and Tom Sears and his sister, Alexia Crowe.
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Robins signs with Lyon College

Gretchen Hunt

Colton Robins, a senior at Hoxie High School, signed his letter of intent to play football at Lyon College in Batesville during a ceremony on Monday.

Family, teammates and coaches gathered in the lobby of Mustang Gymnasium as he inked his commitment.

"It's awesome," Robins said of getting to continue his football career at the collegiate level.

Robins plans to play linebacker at Lyon. He said his focus is on competing with other people at his position and doing what he can to help his new team.

Hoxie head coach Tom Sears said Colton was a major contributor for the Mustangs.

"Colton had a great career for us," Hoxie head coach Tom Sears said. "He has worked very hard to get himself into this position."

Robins said an overtime win against Osceola in 2015 and defeating Fouke in the 2015 state playoffs were definitely highlights for him during his time at Hoxie.

A two-time 3A-3 All-Conference selection, Robins was also selected to the pre-season Hooten's Magazine All-AAA Team. He also won the state weight meet in his division in 2016.

He recorded 52 tackles, one forced fumble and one sack during his senior season with a career total of 111 tackles, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, three sacks and two tackles for losses.

Robins also played offense for the Mustangs, but chose the defensive route at Lyon.

His offensive stats at Hoxie included 45 carries for 219 yards and one touchdown, much of which he recorded during his senior season.

"He does things the right way," Sears said. "He does well in the classroom and on the field and this is a reward for that."

Robins said he feels like his time playing at Hoxie has prepared him well for moving to the next level.

"Coach Sears has prepared me for this," he said.

Robins is the son of Delbert Robins of Imboden and Rebecca Robins of Bono. His sister, Alexia Crowe of Bono, was also on hand for the signing. He is the grandson of Mildred Young of Elkton, Ky.

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