Allen Robinson played football and ran track at St. Mary’s Preparatory school in Orchard Lake, Michigan. He was rated a 3-star recruit by both Rivals and 247Sports. He was offered scholarships to Buffalo, Toledo, Minnesota and Penn State. He accepted the offer to Penn State and played for three seasons for the Nittany Lions.
He appeared in 12 games as a freshman, catching only 3 passes for 29 yards. A couple of wide receivers transferred and one was suspended prior to his sophomore season making Robinson the de-facto #1 wide receiver. He responded well, catching 77 passes for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was even better in his junior year with 97 receptions for 1,468 yards and 6 touchdowns. He was named All-American by the Sporting News. Following the season, he declared for the 2014 NFL Draft.
He had good size, measuring 6’-2” and 220 pounds at the Combine. None of his other evaluations stood out. His 40-yard dash time was among the slowest, but his 39” vertical tied for sixth best and a 10’-11” broad jump tied for third best.