Robinson To Wear Red

Former Irvington, N.J. defensive tackle Nate Robinson has spent the past several months trying to bring up his college entrance exam scores. He was able to do that.

"I started out lower than what I wanted," Robinson said. "Then I was able to get up to 800. Then the admissions office at Miami told me that I needed an 820 to start school next month. I was like 'whats up with that?'," he said.

The 6-3, 315-pound tackle began having second thoughts about becoming a Hurricane when he realized that his 800 SAT score was high enough to start at other programs in August.

"North Carolina, Georgia, basically I looked at the schools that recruited me all year along with Miami," he said. "They showed a lot of respect by sticking with me all year."

Robinson said he made his final decision late this afternoon.

"I'm going to Rutgers now," he said. "Coach Schiano and those guys were loyal to me all year. When I found out that I could get in right away, I wanted to jump on it."

The talented defensive lineman said it's unfortunate that he will be unable to become a Hurricane.

"For the last 6 months since I took my visit and committed there, that's all I thought about," he said. "It was sort of a dream [to play at Miami] and now that's gone. There's nothing I can do now but I just need to go someplace that I know I'm welcome and will have no problems with the admissions [department]."

Robinson will report with the rest of the Rutgers freshmen next week.

He's already looking forward to a game against the Hurricanes this season.

"I had expected to play in that game but I didn't know I'd be wearing red," he said. "I can't wait."

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