Sun Devils in ‘Three-Team Race' for Robinson

Gerrell Robinson never saw Arizona State as an unfamiliar suitor. Nonetheless, the Chandler Hamilton WR indicated that only after officially visiting his hometown school this weekend, he has placed them in more of a serious consideration than ever before. Devils Digest sat down with Robinson to talk about his recruitment and the timetable for his decision.

The 6-3 210 Gerrell Robinson has been to numerous practices and games on the Tempe campus. So naturally, there wasn't much new for him to learn about Arizona State during the trip. "I liked everything I saw and I got a good feel for the coaching staff and players," said Robinson who was hosted by Omar Bolden. "I'll be honest with you, as a whole going into the visit; I didn't see ASU as a school that I would play with."

"But after this visit, seeing how much they can offer me in both academics and athletics, how good of a program they are – I'm definitely considering them more right now."

Robinson has played both quarterback and wide receiver at Hamilton, and when he committed to Arizona in November of last year he did so as a signal caller. Later in the recruiting process, he decided that he wanted to be recruited as a wide receiver. Consequently, he de-committed from Arizona and his new position selection helped open some more possibilities for him as far as recruiting schools.

Naturally, he spent quite a bit of time with ASU's WR coach Eric Yarber, who discussed his potential role with the maroon and gold. "We looked at film and broke down routes together," Robinson commented. "I really didn't practice at wide receiver in high school; I just played the position in games. But he told me that based on what he saw of me playing wide receiver; he thought I was a heck of an athlete and that I could play at the next level."

The fact that Yarber coached elite NFL wide receivers such as Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens, obviously made Yarber's feedback that much more credible. "It makes a big impression. The players that he coached – that speaks for itself. Those are big time wide receivers that know how to get it done."

Schools such Georgia Tech (who he visited in November), Tennessee and Florida have offered him scholarships. All in all, the wide receiver has received over 20 offers. Following his visit to Tempe, that list has narrowed down.

"ASU was always in my top three, but I was honestly looking at Notre Dame and Oregon more," he stated. "But after this visit ASU is a big time possibility. It's definitely a three-team race right now. They all have great qualities. I don't see any negatives and it's gonna be a tough choice. I'm just gonna sit down with my dad and make a decision."

He re-affirmed his position that his announcement will be made during the U.S. Army All-Star game on January 5th. "I'm planning to know which school I'm going to before I land in San Antonio," he said. "Recruiting has been tough. You have sometimes two-hour sit downs with coaches at your house, and then someone else comes to visit you right after. Lots of phone calls…I'm just trying to have fun with it."

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