Robinson Has Eventful Trip North

Lake Region (Fla.) safety Marvin Robinson came up to Michigan for a visit this weekend. It was there that he had his first chance to take in the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry. After the game, Robinson had a chance to speak to several Michigan coaches and there were some interesting results.

One of the first things Marvin Robinson did when he got to Ann Arbor this weekend was buy a Wolverines sweatshirt. By the end of the trip, the junior safety from Lake Region (Fla.) was glad he had it. For one, he enjoyed his time at Michigan and second, he got a little taste of the Fall chill in the north.

"I knew it was supposed to be cold, but it was a little colder than I thought it was going to be," Robinson admitted, "It felt good though, I got used to it, it got better."

The weather notwithstanding, Robinson enjoyed his first hand look into the instate battle that is the Wolverines versus the Spartans.

"It was very loud. The crowd was loud; it was different from what I'm used to seeing. I haven't been to a rivalry game before. It was exciting, the trip was good and it was fun."

The 6'2, 190-lb Robinson has established himself as one of the top juniors in the entire country, boasting early offers from the likes of USC, Florida, Ohio State and Michigan among others. He also says North Carolina, Boston College and Wake Forest have been showing him heavy interest.

Robinson has been to Ann Arbor several times, but this time was his first since the coaching change and both he and his parents made sure they made the rounds.

"I talked to Rich Rodriguez and my mom and dad talked to him and coach Rod Smith. I talked to the defensive backs coach, Coach Gibson and strength and conditioning coach, Mike Barwis."

While he has been recruited primarily as a safety, the athletic Robinson received some surprising news from Michigan's head man.

"Basically, Coach Rodriguez was telling me that I would start as a freshman, basically telling me I would be playing safety and on offense. He didn't say what position, but in high school, I play running back and wide receiver. He said I fit into their defensive and their defensive plays."

Still, recruiting is secondary to Robinson's current priority, his Lake Region team.

"Right now, I really don't know [when I'll make a decision], I'm just focusing on my season and trying to take my team to a championship right now. We have three more games, and then we start playoffs."

As a result, Robinson says he is likely done with college visits for the year. And when he does choose to start focusing more on his recruitment, he says the Wolverines' loss on Saturday will not weigh on his mind.

"It doesn't have any effect on me."


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