Robinson closer to a decision?

Stephan Robinson, a three-star wide receiver from Louisville (KY) Central, nearly gave the hometown Cardinals a verbal commitment recently but didn't quite pull the trigger. Is a decision looming for this hot local prospect?

Stephan Robinson planned to hit the road this summer for a few recruiting trips. Instead, the standout Louisville (KY) Central wide receiver decided not to venture too far from home.

"I had planned on making visits this summer, but I decided to just stay at home and chill this summer. I can make all those trips after my senior season. I just went up to Louisville to hang out with those guys, and to see what they were up to. That is pretty much it," said Robinson.

The self proclaimed "Hometown Boy" has Louisville at the top of his list and nearly committed to the Cardinals after a recent visit.

"I don't really have a leader right now but Louisville is at the (top). I actually almost committed to Louisville but I asked Coach Kragthorpe if I could still take my (official) visits and he said no," said Robinson. "So I just decided to hold off on that and I am not sure if I want to commit to Louisville right now because no one in my family has had this opportunity before to take those visits."

Though Robinson plans to make all five of his official visits this fall a decision could come before the start of the football season late next month.

"I have offers from Louisville, Indiana, Illinois, and I have added WKU now also. I am getting a lot of love from Tennessee, Alabama, Cincinnati, Michigan State, and I get letters from Oregon and Texas," said Robinson.

One school that was in the mix early in the recruiting process but has dropped off recently - Kentucky.

"I went up to Kentucky for a 7 on 7 tournament, but I am not really (getting) much interest (from) UK right now," said Robinson. "They seem to be complaining about my size and there isn't really anything I can do about that. I am not the 6-5 or 6-4 receiver they are looking for so that's not me."

That could hurt the Wildcats chances with Tim Patterson, a four-star linebacker/defensive end from Central. Perhaps the state's best prospect, Robinson says he and Patterson are planning to attend the same college together.

"It is definitely something that we have talked about and that is the way it is pretty much going to be," Robinson said. "The team we commit to is going to get a guy that does his thing on the offensive side of the ball and a guy that does his thing on the defensive side of the ball."

While Robinson seems to have a handle on his recruitment, the 5-9, 165-pound receiver has worked hard this summer to improve his skills on the football field.

"I have worked on being a better leader and really trying to get my route running down to a tee. There is always room for improvement with those things. I don't have any goals really for the season I am just going to take it game by game," said Robinson.

Central opens the 2009 season August 20.

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