Michigan Still in Race for Robinson

Plantation, Fla. defensive back Josh Robinson had a strong visit to Michigan a few weeks back with teammate Vlad Emilien. Have the Wolverines moved up his list?

Plantation, Fla. DB Josh Robinson has had Central Florida and South Florida at the top of his recruitment list, but in recently they've were joined by a little company. On October 25th he tripped to Ann Arbor with high school teammate and fellow Michigan target Vlad Emilien for the battle against Michigan State. He came away with a very favorable impression of the Wolverines and it helped move them up into the top tier of schools vying for his services.

"Michigan and FIU have come into play for me," Robinson told GBW. "(The Michigan visit) was really nice and I really enjoyed it. I was with some of the players like Brandon Smith. We had a lot of fun. He was showing me everything and the chance to play early, it was really nice, I really enjoyed it. They're up at the top. It's not really a set order, but they're in my top schools that I'm really interested in."

During the visit Robinson also got a little one-on-one time with the staff.

"The coaches were real nice," he said. "I enjoyed my time with them and Coach Rodriguez... asking him about his family and stuff and that went well. All the coaches were down to earth. As far as the facilities, they were real nice. The weight trainer was real enthusiastic about what he does, and they're building that indoor facility which is going to be real nice. The game atmosphere was crazy with 110,000 people. Listening to 110,000 people yell is crazy."

That interation with the coaches and his time on campus with teammate Vlad Emilien had both youngsters thinking harder about what it would be like to play together at the next level..

"Vlad was saying the same thing I am," Robinson recalled. "It's a real good place to play, the opportunity is there, and everything is there to succeed so why not. We're just going to continue to look at it, check our options, and make the best decision. We actually mentioned (playing together at Michigan) with the coaches. We just laughed and it's not something we said we'd actually do and if the opportunity comes we'll just roll with it."

The coaches weren't the only ones putting on a show for Michigan at the game. Several recruits, including Shavodrick Beaver got into the ear of the Sunshine State athlete.

"I met some of the recruits who already committed, like the quarterback (Beaver)." he said. "I met some other recruits but I can't remember some of their names. They were telling us it would be a good choice to make."

Even though the Wolverine's are recruiting Robinson as an athlete saying he could mix it up on both sides of the ball, he does have a preference for where he'll end up.

"I'm willing to do whatever they need me to do, but at the same time corner back is where the money is, so that's the main position I'm looking at."

GoBlueWolverine will have more on Robinson in the coming months.

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