Robinson commits to Florida

2014 forward Devin Robinson chose the Gators over Indiana on Wednesday afternoon.

Devin Robinson, a 2014 forward from Virginia, committed to Florida on Wednesday afternoon at his high school. Robinson chose the Gators over Indiana, Notre Dame and Oklahoma State.

Florida was the last of the four schools to offer Robinson a scholarship, but it ultimately didn't matter. The Gators' staff sold him on their development of forwards over the years, and that was enough to lure Robinson to Gainesville.

Florida has developed NBA forwards such as Chandler Parsons and Corey Brewer in recent years.

Indiana had been recruiting Robinson since early in the summer, and Bloomington seemed like a logical destination for him because of his relationship with IU assistant coach Kenny Johnson and 2014 IU commit Robert Johnson.

Robinson took his official visit to Indiana during Hoosier Hysteria in early October, and the Hoosiers picked up ground during the weekend, according to his high school coach, Ben Thompson.

But the Gators got Robinson's final visit. Even though Florida didn't have a Midnight Madness event or a football game going on while Robinson was in town, the staff did enough to assure Robinson that Florida was the place he needed to be.

Without Robinson, the Hoosiers are left with two commits in the 2014 class. Johnson, a four-star guard, gave Tom Crean a verbal pledge back in September, and forward Max Hoetzel committed while on his visit last weekend. IU target James Blackmon Jr. will announce his decision on Thursday night.


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