June 24, 2008

2010 safety has heavy offer list already

As the date approaches for USC's Rising Star Camp, several major prospects in the class of 2009 are readying themselves to show out for the Trojan coaching staff. One prospect that has already made a strong impression on the staff is Eagle Lake (Fla.) Lake Region safety Marvin Robinson. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder will be sure to be one of the top prospects at the event, though he is still just a rising junior.

Robinson recently attended the Dave Schuman's Southeastern Ultimate 100 Camp in Atlanta, Ga., though he didn't work out. He was there to support a teammate that was at the event and while there, he spoke of his plans and his already long list of offers.

"I plan on going to the USC rising Star Camp next week and I plan on going to the Louisville Camp sometime," Robinson said. "I plan on going back up to Michigan in July and Ohio State in July. Florida, their coach Charlie Strong wants me to come visit their campus and just walk around."

Though many 2010 prospects will get a jump on the recruiting prospects by taking in campuses before their junior season, Robinson will be looking at things from a different perspective. Before playing a down of his junior season, the top defensive back has offers from around the country.

Michigan kicked off his list as a ninth grader at camp and since then he has received verbals from Ohio State, Florida and Tennessee. This weekend, the USC will likely be added to his list.

Despite all of the attention and praise, Robinson has been motivated to work even harder.

"It feels wonderful," he said of the attention. "It makes me want to train harder and work even harder to get more offers it feels good."

With a defensive back MVP award at the Gainesville Nike Camp, Robinson has already proven himself against top competition in the camp setting but he also possesses a vast array of skills once the pads are strapped on.

"I read the field really well," he said. "I study the opposing team on offense. I'm really aggressive and get to the ball. My coverage is good and my tackling is good."

Along with the offer from USC, Robinson also has an added interest in the Trojans as they represent his childhood favorite.

"USC was my favorite team growing up," he said. "I don't have to stay in the state. I'm basically looking at academics and which coaches will prepare me well for the NFL."

Even with a player that has such prestigious offers as USC, Florida and Michigan, there are always more schools out there. Robinson lists Georgia, Alabama, Louisville and Virginia Tech as four schools he would love to see extend an offer his way.

"Louisville has Coach English who used to coach for Michigan," he said. "I liked him when he was up there. My defensive back coach went to Virginia Tech so I'd like to hear more from them."

Undoubtedly, Robinson will be hearing from many more schools before all is said and done.




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