RED OAK, Texas (BVM) – Brayden Robinson has quickly become one of the top wide receivers in the nation for the Class of 2026, living up to his nickname “Quick6ix.” The Red Oak High School freshman got the fitting nickname in seventh grade while at a track meet.
Robison ran a 11.40 second 100-meter dash and former Red Oak wide receiver coach Brandon “Bam” Harrison gave him the nickname “Quick6ix.” Around that same time, Robinson made the transition from running back to wide receiver and the name stuck.
With Robinson’s natural speed and agility, the move to wide receiver was a perfect fit. The rising star has already won 10 AAU track championships in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 4×100 relay and 4×400 relay. Robinson has also set records in different age groups since he started to seriously compete in track.
“I’ve always been naturally fast but I started to take track seriously when I was like 8, 9 years old,” Robinson said.
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Only a year after getting his nickname, he was competing in the UA Futures All-America Game as an All-American and running the 100-meter dash in 10.65 seconds. In a game with some of the top eighth graders in the country, Robinson caught the first touchdown of the game.
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“Playing in the All-American game was huge,” Robinson said.
Ole Miss gave Robinson an offer last February, a month after the Under Armour game. Robinson has received offers from Texas Tech, SMU and Arizona State since then and that was before he played a down of varsity football for Red Oak.
“It’s made me way more hungry,” Robinson said about receiving his first Division I offers. ”Even though I have six (offers) right now, I want 50 before I graduate.”
The 5-foot-9, 157–pound wide receiver has been putting in a lot of work with his fellow Hawks to try and get those other offers. Taz Williams Jr. is a top wide receiver in the Class of 2025 and Red Oak also has one of the best safeties in the country for the Class of 2023 in four-star Warren Roberson.
“This year with Warren Roberson being a four-star safety, he’s helped me a lot,” Robinson said.
The work is paying off. Even with a crowded wide receiver room, the freshman has already amassed over 200 yards and two touchdowns, including a 64-yard touchdown. Of course, Robinson would like his numbers to be up but the team is doing well and Robinson is happy to play his part. In fact, he takes great pride in being a physical blocker on the outside. At 5-foot-9 he knows he’s not the biggest guys out on the field but that doesn’t stop Robinson from being physical.
“That was always a big thing for me,” Robinson said. “I know everybody’s bigger, everybody weighs 20 to 30 more pounds than me but I just want to show my physicality is there.”
It’s all part of being the best all-around player he can be, helping his team anyway he can and showing out in the Lone Star State. Robinson is well aware of what it means to not only play football for Red Oak, but to play in Texas high school football. It’s hard to argue against it being the best football in the country and the atmosphere around it is one of a kind.
“It’s amazing playing in the Lone Star State,” Robinson said. “That’s where everybody wants to play football. It’s the football state.”
Robinson is up for the challenge. He is already ready running a 4.47 second 40-yard dash and has great route running as a freshman. With his size and speed, it’s no surprise he looks up to and studies Tyreek Hill, Desean Jackson and Jaylen Waddle. All three NFL wide receivers are his size and are well known for their breakaway speed. Robinson also enjoys watching four-star USC commit Zion Branch.
Robinson adds parts of their game to his own but there’s no doubt that the young wide receiver will be making his own path. It won’t be long before others are watching film of the 5-foot-9 speedster to try to model their game off of his.