For Georgia cornerback Darius Robinson (5'11/161/4.41), the recruiting process started off slow but over the past week has taken off. Over the last seven days, Robinson has picked up seven offers. His offers have come from Miami, North Carolina, Maryland, Kentucky, West Virginia, Purdue and Mississippi State.
"I thank GOD for blessing me with the ability to be a D-1 prospect."
"I have talked to Coach Bankins who is my recruiting coordinator, as well as the special teams coordinator. He came to practice today." Robinson and Bankins spoke about playing at Maryland and the type of play he can expect every week in the ACC. "He also knew that I played return specialist and that my playing double duties in college, as a returner and cornerback, is likely."
One of the major factors that will determine where he attends college is his ability to get on the field early. As of now, Robinson has 13 offers. The other seven offers come from South Florida, Central Florida, Duke, East Carolina, Southern Miss, Middle Tennessee State and Toledo.
"I am flexible when it comes to defense. I am suitable in any style or scheme. I am a lockdown corner. I take pride in giving receivers a hard time getting off the line. I have a quick jam and giving up the inside is something I hardly ever do. In zone coverages I am quick enough to brake on the ball. The QB better make sure it's on point. Last year opposing QB's threw away from me! But when I was needed to make a play, I did so. I also have good make up speed if I was ever to get beat deep, and even the best players get beat out sometimes."
Robinson has yet to visit College Park but plans on doing so soon. He has visited Mississippi, Georgia Tech, Georgia, South Florida, and Duke. This summer Robinson plans on attending lots of camps to get a feel for the coaches at each university.
On what he thinks his strengths are he said, "my jamming ability, quickness to the ball, awareness, my speed and my arm length." On his weaknesses, he said, "my mechanics. I haven't really had a coach to teach me the fundamentals of playing cornerback, but hopefully this is the year where it changes because I have a new position coach that I am excited about."
While Robinson is extremely excited about his offer from Maryland, he does not plan on committing in the middle part of his senior season. He is in no rush and will continue to listen to more offers.