Nov. 19, 2012
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry announced Monday the signing of catcher Chuckie Robinson III (Danville, Ill.) for the 2014 campaign.
"Chuckie brings in solid credentials to our program for the 2014 season," said Berry. "He is an outstanding catcher who exhibits tremendous power at the plate on the high school level and we feel he has a high ceiling."
Robinson, 6-foot-2, 230 lbs., will play his senior season this spring at Danville High School for coach Gary Gritton, where his team has won two regional and one section championship in Illinois. His team's most valuable player also garnered the News-Gazette Player of the Year award, as well as a pair of all-Area honors and an all-conference nod.
He also earned 2012 1st Team Under Armour Underclassmen All-American honors by PerfectGame.org.
Robinson comes from a baseball family that includes Chuckie Robinson Sr., a catcher who spent a season in the Chicago White Sox organization in the early 1960s, and his dad, Chuckie Robinson, Jr., who was signed by the Kansas City Royals and spent time in the minors with them, along with the Chicago Cubs organization, at catcher.
Robinson joins infielder/outfielders Dylan Burdeaux (West Monroe, La./West Monroe HS) and Will Watson (Monroe, La./Neville High School), along with right-handed pitchers Dustin Berrong (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla./Choctawhatchee HS), Cooper Jones (Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola Catholic) Ryan Milton (Albany, La./Jones County JC) and Christian Talley (Diamondhead, Miss./Pearl River CC) in signing with the Golden Eagles during the early period.