Robinson Enjoys Visit, Keeps Options Open

Fairfield (Calif.) linebacker Jamarr Robinson is one of the most coveted defensive players in the west, and the Sun Devils were the first ones to entertain him on an official visit. Robinson talked to Devils Digest Monday night following his trip to Tempe.

"It was a good visit," said the 6-3 240 Jamarr Robinson who's being recruited by ASU's quarterbacks coach Mark Helfrich. "It was a great game (ASU vs. Northwestern). They did what they had to do and beat on a weaker team."

Robinson naturally paid close attention to how Arizona State executes its defensive scheme, and came away with these observations. "The way Coach Miller runs the defense, it looks like the linebackers make most of the plays," he commented. "It looks like they should be free on each play. So if I go there, I'll have a chance to make a lot of plays. I really like the scheme they run." At the game, Robinson mentioned that he met Sun Devil commits Jon Hargis, Brantwon Bowser, and Jermaine Williams. All three are also defenders who most likely were following the game on the same angle Robinson was.

Not only did the linebacker enjoy the game, but he also felt very comfortable among the maroon and gold squad. "I talked to coaches a lot and ate lunch with the players," he said. "The players were real cool and accepted me right away. They made me feel like I was already on the team. Chad Lindsey was my host and he was real cool to hang out with. They have nice facilities and they talked about adding more. They have a great environment there."

Robinson was accompanied by his mother on the trip, who according to him seems to share the same sentiments he had on the visit. "She liked the visit and loved the way the way ran their academics," said Robinson. "She liked the Scholar Ballers program, where players that do well in school get recognized. She liked the school all the way around."

As mentioned last week on Devils Digest, Fairfield teammate and blue chip wide receiver DeLaShaun Dean, was supposed to accompany Robinson to ASU until he had to cancel his trip. Nevertheless, it seems like Robinson has already sold Dean on the idea of making the trek to the Valley of the Sun. "I already talked to DeLeShaun and I told him he should visit ASU, and he's gonna visit sometime in October," Robinson remarked. "I told him about how the coaches and the players were, the environment…he's already planning a trip."

The Fairfield standout didn't settle on the Sun Devils, just because he wants to explore some other schools. "Everybody told me to hold off on a decision before I take at least two more visits," Robinson explained. "I'm gonna try to take visits to Okalahoma and Tennessee – I still need to work out the dates. Tennessee wants me to visit after the season is over."

Due to the possible late timing of the potential visit to Tennessee, does Robinson anticipate a late decision on the college of his choice? "I might just pop-out and commit ASU (laughs). I just have to see what's really on my mind and how I feel."

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