Nate Robinson to change colors?

Many teams coveted Irvington (NJ) defensive tackle Nate Robinson last season, even despite a season-ending knee injury early last fall. Robinson made several official visits, but his favorite throughout the process was the Miami Hurricanes, with whom he signed. Now, Robinson's choices may once again be opening up.

"I should know by Friday. Basically the Miami coaches say I need an 820 to get in, and I have an 800 on my SAT, which gets me through the clearinghouse," says the 6-foot-5, 305 pounder. "They are going to have one more meeting on Thursday to see if they can get me into school."

If not, Robinson has two choices from which to pick. One is to retake the SAT and enroll at Miami in December or choose another school.

"I am leaning to North Carolina, then Rutgers, then Georgia if I decide to do that. I am not sure what I am going to do, but I should decide by Sunday."

As to the knee, Robinson says that he is at 95% playing capacity, and even played a game already.

"I played in the Governor's Cup, and had a couple of sacks in it against the New York team and a guy going to Rutgers."

According to the National Letter of Intent guidelines, should Robinson be denied admission to the signing institution by the opening day of classes, "the NLI shall be declared null and void" and Robinson would be available to play football this fall.

Nate Robinson
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