Pensacola (Fla.) Bay Senior 2016 4-star defensive end Janarius Robinson took another visit to Tallahassee for the Florida State Junior Day on Saturday. Robinson had committed to Florida State back in September of 2014, but his future position coach Sal Sunseri had moved on to a job in the NFL. Former Florida defensive line coach Brad Lawing took his place and has begun to build a relationship with Robinson.
“This was visit was basically about getting to know coach Lawing better,” Robinson said. “He was wide open and straight forward with me.”
Robinson said Lawing sense of humor helped him feel more comfortable.
“He’s a funny guy,” Robinson said. “He was clowning around. I like someone that I feel comfortable with for the next four years. He told me this is the last place he’s going to be and I feel more comfortable knowing that.”
Despite having over 40 recruits on campus Jimbo Fisher and Brad Lawing went with Robinson to the Florida State-Louisville basketball game and spent time with him alone.
“It means a lot that they still care about me even though I’m committed,” Robinson said. “It feels good knowing that they’re still recruiting me even though I’m already committed.”
Since coach Sunseri has left Robinson was rumored to be a little shaky in his commitment. That’s not the case.
“I’m still firm,” Robinson said. “I’m still firm to Florida State.”
The 6-foot-5, 247-pound defensive end plans to get back to Florida State this spring for a practice. He said he will visit Florida, and that he does plan to take visits. Robinson is the No. 8 defensive end in the country and No. 77 over all in the 2016 Scout 300.