One of the top defensive ends from the east coast was in Raleigh over the weekend for the Wolfpack's spring game. DE/TE Kevin Robbins, a 6-4, 230 pound junior from Bishop McNamara in Forestville, MD made the trip to Raleigh and talked with Pack Pride recently about the visit.
Over the weekend NC State had the chance to make their pitch and show what the Wolfpack has to offer.
"It was my first time visiting NC State," Robbins told Pack Pride. "I was there for their spring game. My first impression of the school was they have great facilities and great school spirit. Just from seeing their main (football) building they have a history of great players going a long way back. It was a great experience being able to visit and see some of that."
Robbins said he spoke with every coach on the Wolfpack's staff and that was one of the high points of the trip.
"I really like their coaching staff," he said. "Coach Willis is recruiting me and he was really glad I came. We just chatted for a little bit about where they see me fitting into their program."
With offers from the likes of NC State, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Iowa, Ole Miss, Rutgers and Georgia Tech among others, Robbins has emerged as one of Maryland's top prospects.
While Robbins is listed as a defensive end, and that's the position many schools are recruiting him to play, NC State envisions him as a tight end.
As you might expect he watched that position closely during the spring game. He liked what he saw.
"The coaches have been saying they use their tight ends a lot and I got a chance to see that during the spring game," he noted. "The tight ends caught multiple passes. One tight end caught a 75-yard pass, I think.
"It was good to see they really do use their tight ends."
Robbins' last visit was to Georgia Tech. Up next are trips to Michigan State and Iowa in the next couple of weeks.
Robbins: 'It was a great experience'
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