Robinson has a leader

Former Auburn commitment Montez Robinson is now leaning to another program. The explosive rush end had an in-home visit with a coach from the school that is now on top of his list on Tuesday and he is not ruling out an early decision.

"Coach [Rodney] Garner was up here on Tuesday for a visit and we talked for a while," said Montez Robinson. "He talked to me about staying focused on my grades, not to get lazy, and things like that. We talked some about Georgia too, but he really just motivated me and encouraged me to finish my senior year strong."

It was not that specific visit with Coach Garner that has elevated Georgia to the top of Robinson's list, but he now says that the Dawgs lead for his services. "I started getting this feeling about Georgia when I visited a few weeks ago and I still have that feeling. I am really leaning towards Georgia pretty good now and that is the top school for me. The coaches are cool, the players are cool, and I think I can go in there and play for them."

The way UGA has handled the recruitment of the 6-foot-4, 230 pound prospect out of Avon (IN) has helped them move up his list.

"Georgia doesn't push me, they are not rushing me, and that is really impressing me," Robinson stated. "I felt comfortable around Georgia during my visit and I have had a good vibe about them since when they have called or visited me up here. I feel Georgia is I need to be right now."


Four-star DE Montez Robinson
With that said, the number 10 rated defensive end in the country is not quite ready to pull the trigger. He has said for months that he would like to wait for signing day to announce his official decision, but he is now not ruling out making it a little earlier.

"It is possible that I could go ahead and commit to Georgia, but I am not really sure yet. Alabama is still a school I am looking at and I may take my final official visit to Arkansas too. Auburn is pretty much out of it, so it is really just Georgia, Alabama, and Arkansas. I am leaning towards Georgia, but I am not sure when I will decide."

An official visit to Arkansas in January is a possibility, but so are a couple other unofficial visits to two of his finalists.

"I would like to visit Georgia and Alabama again if I can, but I am not sure if that is going to work out yet. I have talked about it and thought about it, but nothing is set up. I am going to try though."

Whether Robinson decides to commit to the school of his choice before or on February 4, 2009, he will go to the school he feels he has the best connection with.

"Relationships are very important to me and my relationship with the coaches at the school is a key factor," he said. "That will play a big role for me."

Check out exclusive video of Robinson right here.


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