Razorbacks Ready For Robinson

Fresh off a standout performance at The Opening, Memphis (TN) East linebacker Marcus Robinson (6-3, 210) is all set to attend Arkansas' Elite Camp on July 21 and - after initially thinking about pledging this week - could commit to the Razorbacks soon afterwards.

Fresh off a solid performance at The Opening, Memphis East linebacker Marcus Robinson is anxious to get his recruiting over with in the near future.

But before Robinson commits to the marriage, he wants to at least take a date first.

That's why Robinson (6-3, 210) – who was thinking about pledging to a school this week – will announce his decision after attending Arkansas' Elite football camp on July 21.

"I think I am going to hold off until I have a chance to get up there and see Arkansas," Robinson said. "They are my leader, my number one school, but I have not even been to Fayetteville."

Robinson, who had 74 tackles as a junior, has narrowed his list down to a trio of Arkansas, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

He also has offers from USC, Clemson, Illinois, North Carolina, Memphis, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt.

"I feel like I have done my research and know all I need to know about Arkansas," Robinson said. "Arkansas has a great football program with great coaches and great facilities. I know they have great fans that are really supportive. It is also close enough that my family can easily come see me play."

Robinson is being recruited by Razorback assistant coach Tim Horton.

"He seems like a great person and I really like talking to him," Robinson said. "He's cool and knows how to really let you know everything about Arkansas. I am looking forward to getting up there and working with him and the other coaches."

Robinson feels like he is continually developing.

"I think I can cover really well one-on-one and have good speed and size," Robinson said. "I need to keep working on my reads and not taking too many gambles."

Robinson had the opportunity last week to participate in The Opening, which is sponsored by Nike and held at the company's World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

He was one of only 150 invitees to the event.

"It was great," Robinson said. "I got to play against some of the top players in the country and I think that was a great thing for me. I think it will make me a better player."

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