Glenn Robinson had an All-American basketball career at Purdue University and later starred in the NBA. His son, Glenn III, was a standout this past winter in Michigan's remarkable NCAA run in the same sport.
Younger son Gelen Robinson
announced Monday that he also will attend Purdue in 2014, but he will be taking a different path — on the football field.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker told the Northwest Indiana Times
, "Obviously, I have a good family connection there. My dad went there, so I wanted to go there, too. It was about me being my own self. It was really important they didn't recruit me because of my dad. They recruited me because of me."
Robinson led Lake Central (St. John, Ind.)
last fall with 95 tackles — 47 for losses — 13 sacks and 29 hurries. One of the country's premier three-sport athletes, he also won the state wrestling championship at 220 pounds and finished second in the state finals in both the shot put and discus.
Older brother Glenn III offered his support on the decision via Twitter.
Lake Central coach Brett St. Germain told MaxPreps that his young star also had solid offers from such Division I colleges as Illinois, Minnesota, Vanderbilt and Missouri.