Meet the Gators: Michael Robertson
The second drummer in the 2021 Meet the Gators series from Florida is first-year outfielder Michael Robertson, from Venice, Florida. Robertson will wear the No.11 Gators jersey as he looks to make an impact in his debut season at Gainesville.
Recently ranked as the # 1 recruiting class in the country by Perfect Game, Florida’s 2021 freshman class features 16 freshmen and a four-year college transfer. Individually, Robertson comes to the Gators as the No. 139 player nationally, including the No. 18 player and the No. 4 outfielder in Florida.
As the recipient of a four-year letter in baseball under head coach Craig Faulkner at Venice High School, Robertson helped the Gondoliers win two state championships as a freshman and sophomore in the alongside his current Gators teammate. Mac Guscette. Robertson and Guscette aren’t the only notable Florida players to have enjoyed success in Venice, as Gator greats Mike Rivera and Dalton Guthrie also spent their prep days as Gondoliers.
2021 Michael Robertson @VHS__Baseball @GatorsBB commit looks very comfortable on the plate with a sharp single in the middle.
Stay short on the ball with quick hands.#MLBdraft@ShooterHunt @NathanRode pic.twitter.com/09YCTkbpLU
– Jesse Litsch (@JesseLitsch) February 27, 2021
During his high school career, Robertson received All-Area honors four times. As a senior in 2021, he hit 0.477 / 0.583 /, 616 with two triples, eight doubles, 27 runs scored, 16 RBI and 17 stolen goals. Robertson made just one mistake on the field in two seasons from 2020-21, posting a .976 defensive percentage with two assists.
Robertson also competed for the Florida Burn during his prep years, where he won two back-to-back World Wood Bat Association (WWBA) World Championships.
Not only did Robertson perform exceptionally well on the diamond, he got away with it as well. As a dual enrolled in Venice, he earned a 3.9 GPA and earned an associate degree in arts.
As the son of Wayne and Cedona Robertson, Michael has two older sisters (Hannah and Jaysa) and an older brother (Kody). Playing college track and field is part of the family, as his father was a football and tennis student-athlete at Liberty University. Robertson intends to major in business at the University of Florida.
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