Florida junior high on Cats after camping

Kentucky issued a scholarship offer to a 2015 Florida defensive back after he camped with the Wildcats last week. Read more about him and why he's high on UK in this KyScout feature.

One of the players who emerged from Kentucky's June camp schedule with a new scholarship offer was Hialeah (Fla.) Champagnat Catholic defensive back Gerald Robinson Jr.

According to the player's coach, the trip to Lexington left a lasting impression.

"He got back from Kentucky about a week ago, and he hasn't stopped talking about them," said Champagnat Catholic coach Mike Tunsil. "He fell in love with Kentucky. He enjoyed his time up there immensely."

That could be good news for the Wildcats, who have been on quite a roll in recruiting of late. The 5-foot-11, 172-pound Robinson has picked up early offers from UK, Central Florida and Cincinnati and is drawing interest from programs like Alabama and Tennessee, among others.

"He's going to be really good," Tunsil said. "He's just scratching the surface. There were probably 60 Division I coaches in to our school this spring, and almost all of them really liked him."

Kentucky coach Jimmy Brumbaugh scouted Robinson this spring and extended an invite to UK's camp. From there, cornerbacks coach Derrick Ansley got to work closely with the talented prospect, and reportedly loved what he saw.

"The first session, he did good. The second session, he took it to another level," Tunsil said. "They had him matched up with all the top receivers there, and he was great. They decided to offer him right there.

"He's a kid with legit size and speed and great cover skills. And he just keeps getting better. He's a hard worker on the field and in the classroom."

According to Tunsil, Robinson liked the UK staff, the facilities and the "college atmosphere" at UK.

Robinson will have a chance to make a strong impression on some other SEC coaches later this summer. His team will be participating in camps at Alabama, South Carolina and LSU.

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