Who's Getting Big Duke Robinson?

The University of Arkansas remains a suprise factor with Atlanta (Ga.) Booker T. Washington offensive lineman Duke Robinson (6-5, 335, 5.1), who will likely tell coaches of his choice in the next day or two and then let the public know on national signing date.

While the University of Arkansas feels like it has had a great year recruiting when it comes to the offensive line there is no doubt there is one big fish let out there.

Or one Big Duke Robinson to be exact.

The 6-5, 335-pound offensive lineman told Hawgs Illustrated that he will likely make his decision in the next couple of days and inform the winner, but not make it known publicly until national signing date on Wednesday.

The candidates: once heavy favorite Oklahoma, homestate Georgia and upstart Arkansas, who had the last official visit and a home visit with Atlanta Booker T. Washington star in the last week.

"I had no idea that their facilities were so great, the stadium, the new weight room - all of them are first class," Robinson said shortly after his trip. "I was also surprised not only how many different things they had that you could major in, but how many big successful corporations there are in that part of Arkansas. Those two things add a lot."

Robinson had Razorback assistant Tracy Rocker in his home on Wednesday night.

"It went really well," Robinson said. "He answered all the questions I had and just made me feel very wanted. They are putting something great together there."

Robinson has spent a lot of time on the phone with UA recruit Marcus Shavers, who also visited last weekend as did Robinson.

He says he has been talking to Shavers and Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby tailback Roy Upchurch about Arkansas.

"They are just letting me know what they think about Arkansas and how good it might be there for all of us," Robinson said Saturday afternoon. "Marcus is really pushing Roy and I to come to Arkansas."

It's known that Upchurch has a keen interest in where Robinson lands.

"I've got some great choices," Robinson said. "I can't go wrong with any of them."

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