Arizona in linebacker's top three

Arizona has been recruiting linebacker Joe Robinson for a while now and it seems it is paying off. Read on to see his top schools, when he is deciding, and more.

Arizona has been racking numerous commitments before the start of the 2011 season and is continuing to work hard on the recruiting trail. One player on the Wildcats radar is 6-foot-2, 230-pound, Temecula (Calif.) Chapparal linebacker Joe Robinson.

Playing at a position UA needs help at, Robinson fits the mold of the type of player the Wildcats are looking for. He has been in communication with defensive coordinator Tim Kish and has built a solid relationship with the Arizona assistant.

"I've been in communication with him since the start of spring ball," Robinson said. "It's good."

Several programs have extended an offer at this point, but according to Robinson, only a handful are standing out.

"Really there are only three schools right now," Robinsons said. "That's Nebraska, SMU and Arizona."

Despite favoring three schools currently, Robinson has received interest from many other teams and is hesitant to create a list of favorites until his senior season is underway.

"I'll probably make a list in the middle of the season," Robinson said.

Senior season can be a busy time for a highly-recruited high school football player. Because of that, Robinson would prefer to take his visits to college campuses after his final high school campaign concludes. One such visit will most likely be to Tucson.

"I'll do that after football season," Robinson said. "The first two I am going to take are Arizona and Nebraska."

Robinson's preferred style of play could be beneficial to anyone's defense. He likes to get after the opposing quarterback and create problems in the opponent's backfield.

"I like to blitz," Robinson said. "I'm just looking for a chance to come off the edge as much as I can."

A factor that could potentially affect Robinson's decision is the Pac's expansion to 12 teams. He believes the two added teams could make the conference tougher.

Robinson has plenty of time before he has to make a decision and fans should expect him to take his time through the process.

"I'll commit February 2nd on National Signing Day," Robinson said.

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