Tigers look to Robinson as leader

CUTigers caught up with Robinson has he was heading home to Atlanta from his official trip to Clemson, which will be his one and only official visit.

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As soon as Darius Robinson got onto campus Friday, he met with coach Dabo Swinney to talk about the official visit weekend in Clemson. "He told me how he feels like I'm one of the leaders in the class," Robinson said. "He told me to really get on Tavaris Barnes and Justin Parker."

His efforts helped turn Barnes from a Florida State commit to a Clemson commitment and it appears the Tigers made headway with Parker as well.

Robinson also enjoyed hearing his future head coach tell him how important he was among the 21 players in the 2010 class.

"It made me feel good. (Swinney) said it was special to him because I've been committed so long," he said.

"It was great. It was the best experience of my life," he said. "My favorite part was getting to bond with some of the players already there and some of the commits coming in."

Robinson looks forward to being in an environment that is full of happy player and coaches.

"Everyone is just a family, and you can really see it," he said. "A lot of places, you can kind of pick the groups out of the team. With this team, everybody is more whole."

Rashard Hall hosted Robinson. Prior to this weekend, the two hadn't talked.

"As soon as I met him, we had conversations on just about everything. It was like I knew him for a while," Robinson said.

He didn't make it to Saturday's basketball game, but was on hand for the team banquet later that night. Robinson liked seeing how the seniors sent off at the banquet.

"I like how they treated the seniors and gave them the spotlight. I feel like that's a good way for them to go out," he said.

The three-star cornerback remains firm to Clemson and will take no other official visits.

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