"I'm just coming to check it out for myself and look around," Robinson notes. "I'll just check the place out…I'm just going to compare things when I get through with all my visits and think things over."
Up to 280 pounds on his 6-4 frame, Robinson says that his trip to Starkville last weekend went great and he just decided to go ahead and give a verbal commitment to coach Jackie Sherrill. With possible visits to Tennessee and Georgia also on the horizon, Robinson decided to go ahead and get it out of the way. At least for now.
"I liked them a lot and as a matter of fact I committed to them," Robinson says. "I've always liked them and I just thought that was me. I just like the surroundings down there and I know a lot of the players down there and a lot of the incoming recruits."
Planning to throw both the shot put and discuss this spring for Hernando High, Robinson should continue to receive plenty of attention as the recruiting frenzy heads down the back stretch into February and National Signing Day.
A starter at linebacker since his freshman season, when he played defensive end, Robinson had a big junior season when he totaled 115 tackles and five sacks. He said he felt like his senior season was even better as he led his team to a 12-2 record.
Tiger Ticket Extra: Robinson has been a star player since he first stepped foot on the gridiron. As a sophomore he earned honorable mention All-State at linebacker. As a junior he earned All-County, All-Metro and All-District as both a linebacker and tight end. He was named the Division 1 4A Most Valuable Defensive Player and was second team All-State.