Pawling (N.Y.) Trinity-Pawling defensive end Austrian Robinson was impressive during last weekend's NJ/NY NIKE Football Training Combine. He is one of Syracuse's priority targets both in the state and at his position.
On Thursday, defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough paid him a visit as his hig school.
"It was coach Bullough," Robinson said. "He talked to my coach during the day. It was when I was in class. He just told my coach about the football program and said he liked my ability. He thinks I'd be a good fit.
"He's been my primary recruiter but this is the first time he came to my school."
The developing relationship is big for Robinson.
"I like him a lot," Robinson said. "I really like him. He really likes football and knows his stuff. He told my coach about the defense and how I would fit in there. They want to play good football up there and I really liked that."
Having a coach from Syracuse visit him at his school was very important to the 6-foot-6 prospect.
"It helps a lot," Robinson said. "Syracuse is close to home and I grew up liking Syracuse a lot. To have someone from there come down, it meant a lot. It's nothing but good. I'm probably going to get up there and visit this summer. I'll try to get up there sometime in June."
Syracuse is not the only program Robinson will see come through his school. He is expecting Central Florida, Oklahoma, Maryland, Penn State and Boston College to visit over the next few weeks. A second trip from the Orange, this time from defensive line coach Tim Daoust, is also likely.
Having two visits from the big in-state school has definitely caught the attention of the three-star defensive end.
"It shows me a lot," Robinson said. "To me, it means a lot. It shows that they're serious. I like them a lot. Them being close to home, that is important for my mom."
Robinson is looking to decide sometime between October and November.