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[Premium article] Deljuan Robinson a 6-4, 270-lb. linebacker from Hernando (MS) High School has verbally committed to play football at Mississippi State. Deljuan was listed, along with MSU commitments Jerious Norwood and Darren Williams, as one of the top 25 players in the nation according to The Sporting News.
In Deljuan's own words, here is why he committed, "I went down there looking forward to having a good time and I did just that. I just looked around and checked out everything and I liked it. I met some of the recruits; I knew most of the recruits, you know, the Dandy Dozen. I knew them and they had committed and, like I say, I really enjoyed myself and it seemed like it could be a home to me. That is why I decided to say I was going play football for Mississippi State."
Deljuan's host for the weekend was a person familiar to him, "my host most of the time was offensive lineman Johnny (Big Daddy) Wadley, a former high school teammate. I met all the coaches, especially Coach (Melvin) Smith who recruited me. I really like him because he seems to be just honest and straight up, just tells you like it is. I enjoyed being with him, enjoyed talking with him. The coaches want me to play a defensive end/linebacker type of position."
"My mother and grandmother went with me and they had a good time. The main one or two reasons I committed was that it was close to home, I have friends there and it is familiar. I have been down there a few times and I have another teammate, Kevin Dockery, that committed while I was down there."
Charles Johnson is a recruiting correspondent for Gene's Page (http://mississippistate.theinsiders.com)
, the unofficial source for Mississippi State sports on the internet.