During last Sunday’s MVP camp at Lovejoy, Callaway (GA) athlete Michael Robertson Jr. was one of the most impressive prospects in attendance. The 6-foot-0 185-pound athlete lines up all over the field for his Callaway team, but shined at receiver during the camp. Offers from Georgia, Clemson, Florida, and others prove he’s one of the highly ranked freshmen in the country. It’s early in the process, but Robertson is taking it all in, and seeing what each school has to offer.
“I’ve visited Florida State and Florida recently.” Robertson said. “At Florida State the campus is really nice and the coaches are cool and laid back. They have everything set up for the football team to stay really focused on their school work”
The Seminoles have not extended an offer as of today, but that could certainly change in the future. The Florida Gators have offered, and Robertson was in Gainesville briefly for a camp.
“I didn’t get to see a ton of Florida because I was there competing with my 7 on 7 team, but some of the coaches came up to me and talked about how it was important to keep your head on straight and get to where you needed to go so I liked that.”
Robertson admitted that while he grew up watching the Georgia Bulldogs, he has not been to Athens since he attended a game last year. The Bulldogs are in a good spot early in his recruitment thanks to his relationship with the staff.
“I’ve known head coach Kirby Smart since he was at Alabama recruiting my uncle Demtris (Robertson) and I’ve known running backs coach Dell McGee since I was in the 8th grade.” Robertson said. “They let me know I am welcomed at UGA at any time. They have a great relationship with my father and family. After talking with Terry Godwin, UGA has changes a lot in good ways. The education, preparing on the field, conditioning, etc. I’m excited for the years to come.”
While Robertson excelled at receiver during the MVP camp, he’s made it clear he’s a true athlete who can make an impact at any position at the next level. It seems that most schools recruiting him agree.
“Georgia is recruiting me at running back.” Robertson said. “Florida is recruiting me to play safety and Clemson is recruiting me to play receiver. I don’t have a favorite position or anything I just enjoy being out there.”
So what are Robertson’s plans for the rest of the spring?
“I’m trying to go to the west coast with Demetris and see Stanford, Cal, and a few other schools out there.” Robertson said. “I saw what he went through with his recruitment and that was crazy so I’m learning from what he went through. I also plan to visit Georgia for their spring game.”
So what is Robertson looking for in a school?
“I’m looking for school that gives me a great life after football because I know I won’t play football forever. I want to have a life after football and get a good degree. Relationships with the coaches goes a long way also.”