Three-star local product decides to stay home

Stephan Robinson made an official visit to Louisville this weekend and was expected to give the Cardinals a verbal commitment. No surprise here. The three-star wide receiver from Central HS will stay home and play for Louisville.

Three-star Central HS wide receiver Stephan Robinson was expected to verbally commit to Louisville during his official visit this weekend,

That's exactly what happened.

"I felt like I was on the team," Robinson said of his visit experience. "I talked to Coach Kragthorpe. The only thing he has to do is win games and I know they're going to do that."

One of the top players in the state, Robinson, the No. 124 ranked WR prospect in the nation, is the 12th prospect to commit to the Cardinals class of 2010.

Robinson attended Saturday night's 25-23 homecoming victory over Southern Miss, and was joined by high school teammate Tim Patterson, a three-star prospect who also is a top UofL recruiting target.

"It just felt like it was the right thing to do," Robinson said. "It's my hometown [school] and we have the opportunity to win the Big East. Everything felt right during my visit, academic-wise also. Staying home played a part in my decision."

Central coach Ty Scroggins explained last week why Robinson wants to play for the Cardinals.

"He wants to be one of the local heroes and we have talked about to build Louisville back up they've got to have local kids," said Scroggins. "And he's got an opportunity to be a local kid on his home team and try to bring some life back into the program and the enthusiasm and spirit back like we used to have."

Now, Robinson said he's going to try to convince Patterson to join him at Louisville next season.

"I'm going to get him," Robinson said. "He likes Kentucky, too, but hopefully he'll come to [Louisville]."

Robinson said he is "pretty much done" with the recruiting process. "I'm just worried about winning another state championship," Robinson said.


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