Tigers After Top New Jersey DE

With the addition of John Lovett to the coaching staff, the Tigers have moved in with several prospects up north. CUTigers.com had the opportunity to speak with a big time defensive end late Thursday to see if he would be making the trip down to Clemson for an official visit in January.

DE Elijah Robinson
6-3, 255, 4.6
Woodrow Wilson High School
Camden, New Jersey

The Tigers are involved with several outstanding defensive line prospects around the country, and by adding Coach Lovett to the equation, the recruiting arm of the Clemson coaching staff now extends deep into New Jersey.

CUTigers.com had the pleasure in speaking with Elijah Robinson (6-3, 255, 4.6), a standout defensive end out of Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey.

As a junior, Robinson recorded 62 tackles to go along with 4 sacks, 30 tackles for loss, and 1 interception. As a senior, he was able to put up some strong numbers once again.

"We had a good year, we finished up at 6-4 overall in New Jersey in Group 3," said Robinson. "I finished the season off with 10.5 sacks, 63 total tackles playing at defensive end."

In terms of recruiting, several schools have moved in and out of his top 5 this season. The Miami Hurricanes appeared to be close to offering at one point, and Robinson named the Canes as his leader in early October. But now there appear to be four schools that have moved into the forefront for the standout defensive end.

"There a couple of schools that are recruiting me the hardest right now, I'd have to say it would be Clemson, Tulane, Iowa, and West Virginia. I've got offers from all them too," said Robinson.

"Coach Lovett is my recruiter from Clemson," added Robinson. "He's been at my school and my house this past week. He talked to me a little bit about the school and also about my major. I want to major in criminal justice."

Robinson also indicated that in-home visits have also taken place with Iowa, Tulane, West Virginia, and Penn State within the last week.

Rutgers, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina are several other schools that have moved in with offers and continue to show interest as well.

For Robinson, early playing time will be crucial, as well as a solid criminal justice program. "I'd like to play early," said Robinson. "Location doesn't really matter to me either."

Robinson is in the process of setting up his official visits, and right now it looks like Clemson, Tulane, West Virginia, and Iowa will all get one. We'll continue to keep you updated on DE Elijah Robinson throughout the recruiting process.

CUTigers Notes:
Robinson is being recruited as a defensive end, even though he also pulled double duty at multiple positions on the offensive line. Coach Lovett continues to be in hot pursuit, as he has made two visits within the past week.

Location doesn't figure to be a factor here either as Robinson has no problems moving far away from home. With 4.6 speed at defensive end, there's no doubt that he'll make an immediate impact on the collegiate level.

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