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Blake QB Zain Gilmore now at Robinson

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Tue. May 1, 2012 | Joey Knight | Email

Robinson will open spring drills Wednesday afternoon with a fresh face bearing a familiar name.

Rising senior QB Zain Gilmore, who threw for more than 2,100 yards at Blake last season, registered at Robinson this afternoon, Knights coach Mike DePue confirmed. DePue said he was told Gilmore will be eligible to practice this spring but can't compete in the jamboree.

He's expected to provide a second-generation surge to a Knights squad projected to contend for the Class 5A, District 8 crown. Gilmore's dad, who has the same name, ran for more than 2,300 yards for Robinson in 1998 and was named Florida Mr. Football.

The elder Gilmore went on to play at Missouri, ending his career as the Tigers' 10th alltime leading rusher. His son will compete with incumbent Vidal Woodruff for the Knights' starting job, with the loser certain to find a spot in Robinson's multi-dimensional offense.
 

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