Glenn Robinson III has become a familiar face in Ann Arbor in recent months. The son of former Purdue and NBA great Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson attended Michigan's Elite camp back in June, returned to Ann Arbor and was offered a scholarship in mid August, and was back in town Saturday for yet another glimpse of the Maize & Blue. During his latest trip he was able to spend more informal time with the players and coaches, and came away extremely impressed.
"I tailgated with the basketball team," Robinson said. We ate a little bit, talked, and messed around. All of them are real good guys. Zack Novak is from Chesterton, IN, so I know him. We seem to have more of a conversation whenever we talked. He is a real good kid."
"And I really liked the game. Afterward I saw on the internet that they had made the record for 113,000, so that was real good. It was just amazing. There was so many people there… it was crazy!"
The Wolverines were already firmly atop Robinson's leader board prior to the visit, and his time on campus Saturday did nothing but bolster their standing. His mother appears to share that sentiment, but what about dad? "Big Dog" has been very clear about what he thinks his son should do.
"He really likes Michigan," Robinson said of his father. "I think it was his number three school or something when he was getting recruited. He really liked it. He just thought Purdue was a better fit. He really liked Michigan and if they are my number one school, then he thinks I should commit. He likes Michigan."
With mom and dad seemingly thinking on a common accord, there appears to be only one holdout left.
"I'm not quite ready to go ahead and commit, but I think they are getting closer," Robinson admitted. "I feel more comfortable about Michigan and I'm starting to like it more and more every time that I go up there. I'm still not that sure yet though."
"(The Michigan coaches) are not putting any pressure on me or whatever to make the decision. They are just saying whenever I'm ready, they're ready. They would like to get it done and that out of the way so they don't have to worry about my spot."
There are a few schools that could still present significant challenges to the John Beilein & company. Many of them will make it out to Robinson's high school to see him in the coming weeks.
"I'm not sure when I'm going to (go on anymore visits), but coaches are going to go come down for open gyms because they can start coming back now," he said. "I think Xavier, Wisconsin, Purdue, Butler are going to come down. I think (Butler coach, Brad Stevens) is going to come to a couple of open gyms. (Stevens) said that they are pretty close (to offering) I guess. Michigan is coming down this Monday actually, so it is quite a few (schools that will be making it in)."
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Robinson in the coming weeks.