James Robinson (Scout.com photo)

Following his first visit to Alabama, four-star wide receiver James Robinson places Crimson Tide in top five

Alabama is looking for a big wide receiver haul in 2017 and it hosted a blue-chip talent at the position for the first time over the weekend.

The Alabama Crimson Tide is pushing for another top recruiting class halfway through the 2017 cycle and one of the priority positions from the beginning has been wide receiver. It has a pair of commitments from four-stars Jerry Jeudy and Tyrell Shavers but it's no secret the haul isn't yet complete. 

There have been considerable developments with top targets in recent days, including on Saturday when Lakeland (Fla.) High School standout James Robinson made his first-ever trip to Tuscaloosa for an unofficial visit. 

"It went good, I enjoyed myself," he said of the brief stay, which coincided with Alabama's final scrimmage of fall camp. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound pass-catcher, rated at four-stars by Scout, said his initial impression of campus was a seven out of 10 although it was likely enough to secure a return trip.

That is if Nick Saban's message has anything to do with it.

"He (Saban) was glad I came back up and was saying that they want me to come there and to come up for a game," Robinson said. "All the other coaches were basically saying the same thing." 

Despite long claiming a verbal scholarship offer from Alabama, one of the best in the Sunshine State hadn't considered the program among his finalists just last month while competing against the nation's top prospects at The Opening Finals in Oregon. At that time, he said he'd make a verbal commitment between FloridaClemson and Ohio State. Florida is the only remaining program still in his top group. 

"Florida, 'Bama, UCLA, OU, Ole Miss," he said of his current top schools. A leader was not declared.

In addition to a potential return trip to Alabama, an initial visit to Los Angeles is possible as well as trips to Oklahoma and Mississippi before a pledge would go down.

"Going to get out to a few more schools than maybe make my decision," Robinson said.

VIDEO: James Robinson at The Opening Finals


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