Shoop Meets With Robinette

John Shoop, North Carolina's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, made an evaluation visit to Maryville (Tenn.) High School this week to watch Patton Robinette's first day of workouts.

"Coach Shoop came in the morning," Robinette said. "I threw in front of him and I think I did well."

Shoop made plans to visit Maryville during Robinette's UNC visit earlier in the week.

NCAA rules prohibit Shoop from speaking directly to Robinette, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound quarterback, during an evaluation visit.

"He talked to my coaches and said he was very happy with my throwing today," Shoop said. "My coach told me he seemed pretty excited about it. I guess that's a good thing."

Shoop didn't provide Maryville's coaches with a status update on a possible UNC scholarship offer for Robinette.

"I'm supposed to call [Shoop] sometime next week," Robbinette said. "I'll probably receive more details then."

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.

Robinette, who is still mapping out his summer plans, is contemplating camping at UNC, which would provide him another opportunity to impress Shoop.

"I still plan on going up to Purdue and maybe back to Northwestern," Robinette said. "Nothing scheduled, nothing set in stone, but I'm working on it."

Besides his UNC visit earlier in the week, Robinette has made trips to Clemson, Georgia, Florida State, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest.

Although he continues to keep his favorite schools list private, Robinette definitely has a favorable opinion of UNC.

"I really, really like North Carolina," Robinette said. "It's a great program. I really enjoyed hanging out with the players – I think they're all great guys from what I could tell. I really enjoy the coaching staff and what they've done, what they're doing preparing for the future. The campus was great. Academically, it's really great also."

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.

Cincinnati coaches will watch Robinette throw on Friday.

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