The Duke

Although Oklahoma and Georgia lead for huge offensive lineman Duke Robinson (6-6, 335, 5.1), Arkansas and Florida will also get visits before he makes a decision.

Although he's made it clear that Georgia and Oklahoma lead the race for his signature, highly-regarded offensive tackle George "Duke" Robinson of Atlanta (Ga.) Booker T. Washington is still going to take at least a couple more visits before naming a winner.

Both Florida (Jan. 14-16) and Arkansas (Jan. 21-23) will see Robinson (6-6, 335, 5.1) next month and get a chance to knock the leaders off their pedestal.

"I'll be honest with you," Robinson said. "I have already visited Georgia and Oklahoma and I'm probably going to go to one of those places. They are clearly my leaders, but I am going to take at least those two other places."

There's a few more schools in the mix for Robinson, who averaged 6 pancake blocks per game and had a high of 15 in one game, but he is not sure whether he will visit either UCLA, Alabama, Auburn or Mississippi State with a fifth one.

"I think I had 84 all together," Robinson said. "I'm pretty strong and have a good feet so I feel I can get it done whether the play is a running one or a passing one."

UA defensive line coach Tracy Rocker is recruiting Robinson, who benches 325 and squats 445, and is the main reason for the visit.

"He is a a great guy - just a great guy," Robinson said. "He has done a great job building a relationship with me, probably the best of anybody. He's got me very interested in coming to take a look and hey, who knows, maybe they change my mind. I've never been there so I'm going to check it out."

Rocker and UA offensive line coach Mike Markuson came for a home visit last week and stressed several things to Robinson.

"They told me that I could come in and play right away, would even have a great chance to start and they could see me ending up like Shawn Andrews and being a top-round NFL pick," Robinson said. "All that sounded great to me. I also know that the University of Arkansas is like the pro team in Arkansas. It gets all the attention."


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