In less than a week, Brandon Robinson will be on his way to Chapel Hill.
The 6-5 wing from Douglas County (Ga.) High School scheduled his Carolina official visit during an in-home visit with Roy Williams on Thursday. He'll make the trip the weekend of Sept. 18.
UNC assistant coach Hubert Davis accompanied Williams.
“It went great,” Robinson said. “They just talked about me coming in and playing and their vision for me. They said they plan on losing (UNC sophomore) Justin Jackson if he has a great year and they’re losing a senior guard (Marcus Paige) too. They need somebody to come in and play next year because of the guards leaving.”
The presentation from Williams and Davis highlighted Robinson’s strengths and how they’d mesh with the Tar Heels’ system.
“They said they need someone to come in and score the ball,” Robinson explained. “They need a shooter, someone who can make plays and handle the ball too. He (Williams) said when I first come in they see me as a wing, but as time goes on they kind of see me as combo guard too, which is what I kind of play now.”
The other major topic of discussion was the NCAA’s looming decision in regards to the UNC athletics department.
“They just let me and my family know that they don’t believe anything is going to happen,” said Robinson. “They’re going to be in the tournament every year; they’re still going to compete for ACC and National Championships every year. It made an impression on me, because I felt that it was a concern for my parents because they didn’t want me to go into a bad situation. For me, it wasn’t a big deal because I never really thought about it until he mentioned tonight. But, it’s not an issue for me.”
Robinson has already taken an official visit to Louisville. He’ll be at Georgia Tech this weekend, possibly at Georgia on Oct. 3 and will wrap-up his trips on Oct. 10 at Florida State. He hopes to make a decision no later than the start of his senior season in November.
As for his trip to UNC, Robinson has an idea what he hopes to discover.
“I want to see the campus and the school,” he said. “When I went up there for the game (against Duke in March) I didn’t get a chance to do that. I want to tour the facilities, talk with some of the players and see what campus life is like since school is in session now.
“I just want to get as much out of the visit as I can. I want to take it like, ‘what would a day be like if I came here?’ I want to see if I can imagine myself being there. I want to step outside of the basketball stuff and see what it’s like because you have to enjoy the school that you’re at.”