Super DL Strongly Favors UM

One of the nation's top defensive line prospects, this talented defender talks about why he strongly favors the Hurricanes, why he feels they'll win the national championship, and which other schools are on his list.

At 6-foot-4 and 305 pounds, Irvington, N.J. standout defensive tackle Nate Robinson has been taking it easy ever since suffering a knee injury earlier in the season.

"I have two weeks left until I get the cast off," Robinson said. "It hasn't bothered me much since it happened. The only hard part is not being able to be out there helping my teammates. My replacement has been doing pretty good though."

Robinson said he hopes to return in time for the playoffs.

"We're 3-3 right now," he said. "We're definitely in the hunt so I'm hoping to make it back. The doctors said I should sit out the whole season but I'm going to be talking to him again about it."

The standout defensive tackle, who scored a 17 on the first try at the ACT, carries a 2.8 core GPA. He is taking the SAT on Dec. 7. Robinson also talked recruiting.

"It's going good," he said. "I have my five visits set up and I'm looking forward to taking them. I'm going to Miami (12/20), Georgia (12/13), North Carolina (1/10), Michigan State (12/6), and Maryland (1/17). Miami's still my big leader. They're definitely my favorite. I'm really liking Miami a lot."

Robinson talked more about the Hurricanes.

"They're the best," he said. "That's all there is to it. They're the champions, they're No. 1, they produce good defensive linemen, and I love the coaches. I've always wanted to play for Miami. I've been watching them on TV lately. Some people in the media seem to be worried about them, but they're OK. They're going to run through everyone and win it all."

Robinson said he's unsure about when he'll make a decision.

"I'm not sure exactly because I'd like to take my five visits to enjoy them," he said. "But Miami's going to be tough to beat. They have the top spot on my list right now."

Robinson, who said he'll be at the Rutgers/Miami game this Saturday, said he's been talking to UM coach Vernon Hargreaves.

"He's been keeping me posted all year," he said. "He's a real nice man and my injury never bothered them. They have been on me hard all year and they're the definite leaders."

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