Recruiting Diary: Gerell Robinson

Gerell Robinson is one of the most highly recruited wide receivers on the west coast. Robinson, from Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton, currently holds 16 scholarship offers. Arizona, Arizona State, Florida, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, UCLA, Illinois and Notre Dame are some of the schools that have offered at this time.

Robinson has great hands and acceleration to go along with his 6-4 and 215-pound frame. This is the recruiting activity over a four-day stretch by Gerell Robinson.

May 21 through the 25:

  • Tennessee line coach comes in and shows major interest but I decline and thank him for his time
  • Colorado linebacker Coach Brian Cabral comes in shortly after Tennessee, and once again, I thanked him for the offer but told him Colorado was not in my top schools
  • Monday night I talk to Oregon Coach Mike Bellotti on the phone for half an hour
  • Cover photo shoot for RISE magazine with teammate Covaughn Deboskie.
  • Coach Dennis Erickson and Coach Grady Stretz from Arizona State come and attend spring ball
  • University of Washington attends practice
  • Coach Pete Carroll comes for the second time this spring
  • Talk to Coach Mike Stoops from Arizona on the phone
  • Georgia Tech brings whole staff down to see us practice
  • Talk to Notre Dame Coach Jappy Oliver and plan to attend camp in June in South Bend
  • Interviews with local reporters, recruiting websites and journalists for ESPN and Tom Lemmings
  • Another photo shoot, this one for the All-American Bowl
  • Illinois' official offer comes in, bringing the grand total to 16 official scholarships
  • Throughout the week between text, phone calls, or face to face meetings I talked to 14 different schools

    Todd Guess said the following: "Gerell is starting to pick up his workout routine back to the way he was earlier this year by lifting 2-3 hours a day and training four hours on the weekend. I'm proud of him and the hard work is paying off. I was informed that he was selected as the No. 1 athlete in the west to attend the All-American game in January in 2008. We planned his visits for this summer and camps he will attend."

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