Robinson Heading Back to Maryland

Standout football and basketball player Matt Robinson will be heading to the University of Maryland again this weekend for a junior day. Robinson has visited a handful of times and has always been a fan of the Terps. He says the coaching staff loves his size and potential.

Matt Robinson is very familiar with the Maryland football program and will be traveling back to College Park this weekend for a junior day.

The Terrapins are recruiting Robinson to play safety, but the coaching staff also thinks he has a chance to grow into a linebacker. Robinson is already 6-foot-4 and is a talented two sport athlete, playing football and basketball at Atholton High. Already 210-pounds, if Robinson can pack on some more muscle, the Terps think he can handle himself at outside linebacker.

"I have been very close to the Maryland program," says Robinson. "A good friend of mine's dad is one of their assistant coaches, Al Seamonson. He has been helping me out a lot with all of my recruiting. I have known their family for a while now and he is helping me with all things football. (Defensive line coach and Recruiting Coordinator) Dave Solazzo has also had a lot of contact with me. When I went to campus a few weeks ago he said they really liked my size and also said the coaching staff was impressed with my tape. He told me that they aren't really recruiting any receivers, but they love me at safety. From what I hear they are very close to offering. They only have a few scholarships to work with but want to make sure I get offered one of them. Coach said to work hard on my forty time and my footwork at safety and I should have no problem."

Robinson also had a chance to get an inside look at practice and see what meetings are like.

"I got a chance to meet Head Coach (Ralph) Friedgen. We talked for a few minutes in his office and then walked to a special teams meeting together. After that I had a chance to sit in on a safety's meeting with (Kevin) Lempa and their cornerbacks coach Don Brown. During the meeting we watched film of practice with all the defensive backs. It was really interesting getting to see how they do things, I actually learned a whole lot during the meeting. After the meeting Coach Lempa talked with me in private and told me they love my size. He wanted to make sure that I would be comfortable playing safety or linebacker, because they think I could develop into a linebacker if I add a bunch of weight. They think I have the body to add the weight, so time will tell. After all that we watched a scrimmage and a special teams practice. The team was real upbeat and everyone was flying around the field. They really keep the tempo up during practice."

Robinson is hoping to come away from the junior day with a better idea of when the Terps will offer.

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