The Terps have another big receiver on their radar, and the latest offer went out to an under-the-radar prospect from the Keystone State. David Robinson (Hempfield/Landisville, Pa.) had one offer from Albany coming into May 17, but then Maryland coach Pete Lembo let him know he had a power-five look from UMD.
“It was a pretty good deal to be honest,” Robinson said. “Me and my head coach had a fist bump when it came through. It was pretty cool – an offer from a power-five school. It was great.”
The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder had been in touch with UMD area recruiter Pete Lembo for about a month now. Then after Lembo stopped by Hempfield May 18 and watched Robinson work out, the coach elected to offer.
“All he needed was to see me in action,” Robinson said. “But we’ve been talking weekly and have been in regular communication. Coach Lembo let me know he was coming down to our school, and after he saw me he said the offer was there. He loved how I moved, my athleticism, and all that. We couldn’t talk much, but the good news he gave me was great.”
Lembo hasn’t informed Robinson about the UMD program yet, but the recruit has done his own research on the school. He likes the academic aspects, as well as the Under Armour connections, location near D.C. and more.
“Maryland is a great place and I really like the area up there,” Robinson said. “Then I know they play great competition in the Big Ten, and it’s a real nice campus and great academics. I’ve heard the coaches are great up there and it’s a very nice place to be. What I've heard sounds very nice.
“I’m scheduling a visit up there this summer to learn more. I want to meet all the coaches there and really get a feel for the place.”
Previously, Robinson had been to Penn State, UPenn and Princeton. He’s in touch with coaches from Rutgers, UMD, PSU and several Ivy schools.
“And I’m thinking I’m going to camp at several places this summer like PSU, Clemson and more,” Robinson said. “Maryland, definitely, I’m getting there for a camp. And then I’ll go on visits to UPenn, Albany, Harvard, places like that.”
Robinson let on he wants to find a school with a standout medical program because he wants to be a physician’s assistant when he’s finished his football career. He also doesn’t want to go to a school too far from his Pennsylvania home so his family can see him play. His relationship with the coaching staff and how much he’s wanted by said staff is important as well.
“I’m thinking about a summer decision,” Robinson said. “But we’ll see how things go. I’m pretty open right now. We’ll see what other offers come in and all that.”