‘It's kind of a dream come true'

This sophomore cornerback attends the same high school that sent one of Clemson's recently departed superstars, and the Clemson offer he added on Thursday was he really wanted.

CB Robbie Robinson Profile

Mike Reed was a 5-foot-9 cornerback and he did just fine for himself during his football playing days, so he's got no problem going brining smaller cornerbacks to Clemson. So, on Thursday, Clemson became offer No. 9 for Phoebus High School's [Hampton, Va.] Robbie Robinson, a 5-9, 160-pound prospect.

When they spoke over the phone that afternoon, it was the first time Robinson had a conversation with Reed.

"He likes my tape," Robinson told CUTigers "Even though I'm a 5-9 defensive back, I play, he said, like I'm 6-3. Him, he's 5-9, so he knows what it's like to be a smaller corner. He said I have what it takes to play at the next level, especially at Clemson University."

The class of 2016 prospect is familiar with Clemson, mainly through his connection to the Tigers' former quarterback.

"We know Tajh Boyd. We're friends, he was almost like an older brother to me when he was here," Robinson said. "Tajh went there. They have a good academic program. They play in bowl games every year. I like what they're doing with their program, offensively and defensively.

"I like their defensive backs. I like the way they attack. I like the program as a whole. It's kind of a dream come true. I've been wanting that since I was 6-years-old."

Robinson will make the ride down to Clemson with his dad the weekend after the spring game.

"I've been to N.C. State, Duke [and] ODU. We'll be going to UVA soon, as well as Clemson. I'm going to try to get to Tennessee again. I'm trying to catch the Wisconsin spring game [and] Ohio State and Penn State," Robinson said.

In addition to Clemson, Akron, Duke, Hawaii, Old Dominion, Penn State, Temple and Virginia have offered.

"Everything is open. I like every school, everything is open. If they're interested in me, then I'm interested in them," Robinson said.

As a sophomore, he had 80 tackles, four interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. He also had two sacks. On offensive, Robinson caught three passes for 88 yards and rushed twice for 123 yards.

In the return game, Robinson said he had "five or six" punt returns for touchdowns. He also took a pair of kickoffs to the house.

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