Tennessee QB Visits UNC

Since he was going to be in the area for the Nike Training Camp on Sunday, Patton Robinette decided to schedule an unofficial visit to North Carolina on Monday.

"[The UNC visit] went really well," Robinette said. "I really enjoyed my visit."

During the visit, Robinette received an update on a possible scholarship offer from UNC.

"They made it very clear that I'm one of the guys that they're looking at," Robinette said. "Coach [John] Shoop is coming to watch me again this Thursday and I think they're going to go from there."

If that evaluation visit isn't sufficient enough for Shoop, Robinette could return to UNC for a camp session in June.

"[Shoop] didn't say that [coming to camp] was a necessity," Robinette said. "… But, I might be able to make it to camp."

Seven FBS schools have offered Robinette a scholarship, plus Ivy League schools Brown and Harvard. Northwestern, Purdue, Southern Miss, and Vanderbilt are among the FBS schools that have offered.

Besides Monday's visit to UNC, Robinette has made trips to Clemson, Georgia, Florida State, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest.

"I'll probably make a visit to Purdue in the near future," Robinette said. "But other than that, I don't have anything set in stone. I'll probably make a couple more visits this summer, but we'll see."

Robinette said some undisclosed schools have began to stick out in his mind, but he remains open to every school.

"I want to make sure I'm making the right decision, so I'm not eliminating anyone," Robinette said.

Ideally, Robinette would like to make a verbal commitment before his senior football season begins so that his focus is solely on the season.

"If I'm not 100 percent ready by that time, I'll take all the time I need," Robinette said.

Accompanied by his father, Robinette arrived in Chapel Hill on Sunday evening after participating in the Nike Camp, which was held at Duke. Much of that evening was spent with UNC's projected starting quarterback, Bryn Renner.

"I really enjoyed spending time with him," Robinette said. "He seems like a great guy, real easy to get along with, he certainly knows a lot about the game, [and] he'll be a great quarterback, I think. I just enjoyed hanging out with him."

On Monday morning, Robinette met with Shoop. The two conversed and watched film upon Robinette's arrival and again before he left campus later that afternoon.

"I really liked Coach Shoop," Robinette said. "The way he coaches, he mixes things up [and] keeps it interesting – I can really appreciate that. He definitely knows what he's talking about. He's really knowledgeable about the game, as well. So it was really enjoyable to learn from him today."

After his first meeting with Shoop, Robinette met with the academic support staff and received a campus tour.

"The campus was beautiful – I mean absolutely beautiful," Robinette said. "I really enjoyed it." Before meeting with Shoop a second time, Robinette and his father sat down with Butch Davis in his office.

"[Davis] was just asking me questions about my family and what my decision is going to be based on," Robinette said. "He talked about what things are like and what he continues to build at North Carolina."

As a junior, Robinette helped lead Maryville to a 15-1 record and the TSSAA 6A Championship, while completing 104-of-152 passes (68.4-percent) for 1,804 yards, 21 touchdowns, and just one interception. He also rushed for 971 yards and 11 touchdowns on 118 carries.

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