Robbins Reflects On Visit To MSU

As a legacy recruit Bishop McNamra (MD) High defensive end Kevin Robbins has grown up listening to the stories of his father's time at Michigan State.

Last weekend, Kevin Robbins got a firsthand look at the modern day Spartans during a trip for the annual Green-White game.

"Everything was great," said Robbins. "I really liked the coaching staff and Michigan State has great facilities, so it was overall a great visit."

During his visit Robbins got a chance to get more acquainted with several Spartans. However, two really stood out.

"I really connected and talked with (assistant) coach (Ted) Gill the most because he would be my position coach," said Robbins. "I also chatted a little bit with William Gholston. He's a great guy and a heck of a football player. He had nothing but great things to say about Michigan State."

While the trip was for the younger Robbins to learn more about the Spartans, it also gave father and son a chance to take a look back.

"My dad told me a few stories," said Robbins. "It was definitely a great time for him to reflect and think back to his Michigan State days."

Has father placed any pressure on son to follow in his footsteps?

"I really don't feel any added pressure because he went there," said Robbins. "He's not really been pushing me towards Michigan State. He's letting me get there on my own and see everything on my own. So we're just taking Michigan State like every other school and evaluating them the same. But it was definitely a great place to be."

As for those other schools Robbins is looking at how do they compare to MSU?

"I've had a chance to visit with seven schools so far," said Robbins. "Michigan State just had some great facilities and coaches and it was really a nice visit. But all of the schools I've visited have had great football programs, but Michigan State was really fun. But I wouldn't put it ahead of anyone just yet."

Another part of the trip to campus allowed father and son to sit down with Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio.

"We had a few times to sit down with Coach Dantonio in his office," said Robbins. "We talked about how he was really glad that I came and that he wanted me in the Michigan State football program. He also talked about how he would be there to take care of me if I came."

One thing that might have helped the Spartans during Robbins visit was it having a game like atmosphere.

"When I was out there looking at the game I was just looking at how the defensive ends played," said Robbins. "I was taking mental notes of what they were doing and just putting myself in their position. So it really gave me a chance to see everything in person and gave me a great way to evaluate them."

As for when Robbins might be ready to give the Spartans or another program his pledge, things are still being looked at.

"Me and my family haven't really talked about it right now," said Robbins. "We're looking at this whole recruiting as coaches are still coming through the school. I just want to see if any other offers come in and don't really have a timetable for when I'm going to commit just yet.

"I want to look at the overall atmospheres of the schools and of course academics are important as well. I'm also looking for a good football program where I can develop."

Can the Spartans land another legacy recruit?

SpartanDigest.com will continue to follow the recruiting path taken by Robbins in the coming weeks and months.


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