2010 Commit Talks Terps

Terps commit Matt Robinson talks to TSR's Josh Vitale have his thoughts on Maryland.

With the secondary and wide receiver corps struggling this season, the Terps could use an influx of talent in both places.

University of Maryland commit Matt Robinson is more than ready to help the team in any way he can.

Playing as a wide receiver and defensive back at Atholton High School in Columbia, MD, Robinson has already totaled 23 receptions for 406 yards and three touchdowns, as well as 35 tackles and a 40-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.

“We are doing very well so far this year,” said Robinson, “We're 4-0; this is the first time our school has ever started like that.”

The Terrapins are going in the opposite direction, however, as they have had one of their worst starts in recent memory.

When asked if this would affect his decision, Robinson simply stated, “Nope. I love the school a lot and the coaches believed in me. I know they're young but they're getting better every day.”

Robinson added that he has had a lot of contact from Maryland's coaches, which lets him know that the coaching staff cares about him.

“Coach Seamonson, Sollazzo, Lempa, and Franklin have all made calls to me,” said Robinson, “They call to ask me how my season is going and tell me to keep it up.”

Though his position has not been decided yet, he is determined to make an impact wherever he plays.

“I'm not sure if I'll be playing on offense or at safety,” said Robinson, “But I think I would fit in as the X Receiver. I think one of my biggest strengths is my hands.”

Robinson has definitely not ruled out playing defense in college, as he believed he can make an impact there too.

“If I was given the opportunity to learn the ropes of the position, I think I could make an impact at safety,” said Robinson, “One of my strengths is my tackling.”

Many recruits have a hard time deciding on a school to commit to, but the decision came rather simply for Robinson.

“I wanted a school with good academics and my desired major, and I wanted to like the campus and the football program,” said Robinson, “They were my only D-1A offer at the time, and it was kind of a dream offer. I thought this was my best fit.”

article edited by Nina Napolitano

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