Louisville Manual's Aidan Robbins has been a fast-rising name in the 2019 class the last few weeks. Robbins, a good sized (6-2, 215 pounds) back who showed his receiving skills at the Under Armour All-America Camp in Cincinnati on Saturday, is now five offers, Louisville, Cincinnati, Toledo, Bowling Green and Miami (OH), all coming within the last month.
"It's been real exciting," Robbins said. "I mean. it's a blessing. I'm just taking it in stride and continuing to work hard, stay humble and perform."
He admitted that an early offer from Louisville was important to him because of his proximity to the school and familiarity he has built with the program.
"It was good. It meant a lot because it's my hometown," Robbins said. "It started a lot. That was my first Power 5 offer, so it kind of puts my name out there more and allows other colleges to recognize me. I've been there multiple times, it's really convenient, so I'm in front of their coaches a lot. I like the staff. It's a really good staff. They've been recruiting me since freshman year, so I've grown to get better relationships with people like [Director of On-Campus Recruiting] Pete Nochta, [Co-offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach] Mike Summers, and then, [Head Coach Bobby Petrino]."
With his size and other tools, Robbins could project to a number of different positions, but the Cardinals see him as a big back, similar to another hometown kid from their past.
"Louisville sees me playing roles simliar to Michael Bush. They like me at running back, but as of right now, they don't know where I will play in the future. It depends on how I fill out. I'm just an athlete and I'll play any position on the field, I don't limit myself."
Despite being quite young when Bush was at Louisville and then the Oakland Raiders, he said, "I'm a big fan of Michael Bush. Even though he went to Male High School, I'm still a fan."
Robbins' most recent offer was Cincinnati, who he visited as well.
"It's a good staff," he said. "I'm really familiar with coach [Gino] Guidugli and I met and talked to [head coach Luke Fickell]. He has great plans for the program and coming from Ohio State, I think he knows what he's doing and I think they will turn the program around. Cincinnati will also have a top spot in my recruitment as well."
The Bearcats offered Robbins as an athlete.
This summer, he would like to camp at several SEC schools and Ohio State.