Numbers Game for Robinson

Lake Region safety Marvin Robinson is already being talked about as one of the nation's top prospects in the class of 2010. Michigan was his first offer, but since then, he has picked up several more from some of the nation's top programs. After a recent visit to Florida, Robinson is done with trips for the summer and now that the dust has settled, where does that put the Wolverines?

Marvin Robinson had his Michigan Rose Bowl shirt on at the gym yesterday along with his Wolverine socks. The outfit prompted many gym members to ask if the Lake Region (FL) rising junior was a maize and blue commitment. While he isn't, Robinson has maintained contact with the coaching staff and heard some things he liked the last time he called up to Ann Arbor.

"I talked Coach Smith and he was basically talking about me playing at Michigan," Robinson reported, "and how I'd have a chance to start as a freshman."

Now up to 6'2, 205-lbs and bench pressing 345-lbs, Robinson, it would seem is outgrowing his high school position of free safety. However, recent camp performances have put any thought of linebacker or even strong safety on the backburner and he says the Wolverines are recruiting him at his natural position.

He recently went over to Gainesville for the Friday Night Lights camp with the Gators. Robinson went up there with close friend Ricardo Miller, another class of 2010 product (from Orlando Dr. Phillips), and they were able to reconnect with Ann Arbor Huron wide receiver Jeremy Jackson who made the trip down from Michigan.

"We had Coach Jackson's son Jeremy there," Robinson said of the camp, "We were talking about playing together and maybe going up to Michigan."

Robinson had previously been planning a summer visit to Michigan, but now says he is more likely to come up during the season for a game with Miller. He also plans fall trips to Florida, Tennessee and Ohio State.

One reason for the uncertainty surrounding a visit is the impending high school season in Florida. Robinson has been working hard to prepare himself to lead Lake Region. Soon, the Lake Region faithful will be able to once again see his familiar #2 out there making plays and that number is of utmost importance to him.

"Coach Smith was talking about me having #2, but he had to clear it with Coach Rodriguez. Coach Rodriguez said he was going to save that number two for me (note: Sam Mcguffie will wear the number this year on offense and it is legal to have both wear it so long as they are not on the field simultaneously). It's my favorite number and I've been playing with it for a long time so it was very exciting and I was very pleased to hear that."

At the rate Marvin's stock has been soaring, it may actually be the only time he is ever #2.

Marvin and Orlando Dr. Phillips WR Ricardo Miller

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