Snellville, Ga., South Gwinnett High School linebacker Malik Robinson said he has been interested in the University of Louisville football program for some time now. But after his visit this weekend, Robinson said the interest level has gone up.
"I already liked Louisville and that's why I decided to take one of my visits there," Robinson said. "But after what I saw this weekend, I just loved the place. It really surprised me how much I liked it.
"It opened my eyes a lot. I really loved it that much."
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Robinson has official visits scheduled to North Carolina and Indiana. He has been committed to the Tar Heels since April but said "we'll just have to wait and see on signing day."
"I'll take my other visits," he said. "But I'll have a lot to think about. I really liked Louisville that much."
Robinson, who has more than 20 offers on the table, including Louisville, is considered the No. 3 inside linebacker in the state of Georgia. He's ranked as the No. 41 inside linebacker in the country.
He said U of L defensive coordinator Todd Grantham stressed he could play early.
"They were just trying to show me what they had to offer as fas as academic wise and playing early," Robinson said. "They showed me how much they need me there. They really said they wanted me."
Robinson and U of L linebacker commitment Kam Jones were the two players on official visits on Saturday. He said the staff took them to the basketball game, toured the facilities and then watched the Heisman Trophy program with the current team.
"It was pretty cool," Robinson said. "It was great to be there with them at that time. We all had a great time."