Robinson Commits to UNC

Gene Robinson enjoyed his North Carolina official visit so much that the 5-foot-10, 163-pound defensive back from Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven decided to verbally commit to the Tar Heels.

"It was lovely," Robinson said. "I can't wait to get there this fall."

Robinson had been discussing the possibility of committing to UNC with the coaching staff prior to the weekend's visit. During his visit-ending meeting with Butch Davis, Robinson informed Davis that he was ready to make that commitment.

"We finalized it," Robinson said. "He was excited.

"I liked the atmosphere, it's on the rise, [and] when I step in I'm going to have a chance to compete."

Heading into the official trip, Robinson, who had never visited UNC before, wanted to confirm that all the things he had been told about Chapel Hill and the Tar Heels' football program were true.

"My mindset was if everything was as advertised and I fit in with the players, then it's a done deal," Robinson said.

Assisting Robinson in making him feel like he fit in were his hosts – Deunta Williams and Kendric Burney - both sophomore defensive backs.

"They were telling me how there is a possibility of me coming in and playing," Robinson said. "We kicked it. I fit in with them. I could ask them anything I want about anything."

The highlight of his stay, according to Robinson, was talking "Carolina football" with Everett Withers, UNC's defensive back coach.

"He likes me at corner," Robinson said. "He said he wants me to come in and compete right away."

The weekend's visit was Robinson's first official trip – he didn't officially visit Alabama the weekend prior as was scheduled. However, he is scheduled to officially visit Kentucky this coming weekend.

"I don't even know [if I'll visit any other schools]," Robinson said. "I'm going to have to think about it."

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