Robertson Hangs Out on the Hill

Travian Robertson made his "first visit in a while" to North Carolina over the weekend, joined by teammate and North Carolina verbal commit Jay Wooten. The elite defensive lineman, however, is still quite a ways from being ready to make a decision.

"I just went up there and hung out with a friend [Hilee Taylor], but it wasn't anything with the coaches or anything," said Robertson. "I did talk to the coaches, but it was just a short conversation. It was just going up there to hang out with Hilee."

Robertson, a 6-foot-4 220-pound defensive end from Laurinburg (N.C.) Scotland, might be back on campus sometime next week during one of the Tar Heels' camps, but said he won't participate. He is also working on making a visit to South Carolina among other trips.

Although Robertson still hopes to make a verbal commitment by the end of the summer, he admits things are getting a little hectic to the point where he barely claims favorites and definitely lacks a leader or co-leaders.

"My favorites are [N.C.] State, [North] Carolina, South Carolina, and Clemson, but things are getting crazy right now," said Robertson. "I want to check everything out."

Robertson revealed he is still considering all of his scholarship offering schools, which includes Clemson, N.C. State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech.

Many factors will come into play for Robertson come decision time, including coaching staff and playing time, he said. However, the fact that good friend Wooten recently committed to UNC won't be a factor.

"[Wooten's decision] won't affect things at all," said Robertson. "He's a kicker and I'm a defensive end so it really doesn't affect me at all. He has to do what's best for him and I have to do what's best for me."

A Scout.com four-star prospect, Robertson is the 14th ranked defensive end in the nation by Scout.com.

During his junior season at Scotland County High School, Robertson missed all but three games with a knee injury, but still totaled 11 tackles and three sacks.

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