Robey Stll Eyeing the Gators

Last summer, the 5-9, 165-pound Nickell Robey was one of the most impressive players to make it to camp in Gainesville. Now the ultra dimensional athlete has his sights set on his senior season and the recruiting process.

Nickell Robey, from Frostproof High School, plays all over the field including running back, wide receiver and safety. But it's his ability as a shut down corner that has teams drooling over him.

"Spring ball is going real good for us right now," Robey said. "I am playing all over the field but corner is my love and that's what most everyone is talking to me about. We [went] full on Thursday and it will be exciting to see how everyone responds. Our defense is going to be real dangerous and on the offensive side of the ball we run the same style as Florida so we just need to get our timing down better."

So far Michigan, Stanford and New Mexico have come to watch him practice. Robey has been to two spring games so far both from the SEC East.

"I went to the Georgia spring game the weekend before I went to the Orange and Blue game," he said. "It was nice. People up there love football and they had a nice crowd for the game. Everyone seemed to be into the game."

Then Robey went to watch the defending national champ Florida Gators.

"The Florida spring game went real good," Robey said. "It's the in-state school and I love being around Florida people. During the game I tried to picture myself on the field playing. I spent a lot of time watching the players at my position and seeing what I could do better than what they were doing. I like that system that they run on defense."

"I study a lot of film trying to get better at my position. When we play games I want to eliminate the wide receiver on my side of the ball completely. I want to take him out of the game. I don't even want anyone in the stands to look at my side of the field."


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