UNC Among Robinson's Top Four

Although it's early, Marvin Robinson says a few schools have begun to separate themselves from the pack of 13 that have extended scholarship offers.

"Right now, I'm pretty much wide open, but I do have a top four – USF, University of Michigan, Ohio State, and UNC," Robinson said. "I have a good relationship with the coaches [at those four schools]."

Robinson, though, is a ways away from making a verbal commitment. The 6-foot-1, 186-pound athlete from Eagle Lake (Fla.) Lake Region High wants to take all five of his allotted official visits before deciding.

John Blake is the assistant coach that Robinson has developed a good relationship with at UNC. Robinson says the two speak "a few times a month."

UNC is the only school Robinson has unofficially visited. Last November, he traveled to Chapel Hill for the UNC-NC State game.

"I just wanted to see how the area was, talk to the coaches [and] see what they were about, check out the stadium – basically check out everything," Robinson said.

Despite the outcome of the game, Robinson was impressed with his stay.

Outside of the game, Robinson spent a great deal of time with Blake.

"He was basically talking about where he wanted me to play at and how bad he wants me to come [to UNC]," Robinson said.

UNC, like most schools, is recruiting Robinson to play safety.

Central Florida, Michigan, and Ohio State are recruiting Robinson to play both ways – safety and slot receiver.

At Eagle Region, Robinson starts at both running back and safety. As a junior, he was named to the 4A All-State team as a defensive back after recording 97 tackles and four interceptions. He also rushed for 450 yards and seven touchdowns, and caught two touchdown passes.

Robinson's lone travel plan this spring is attending Central Florida's Junior Day. He plans to attend several camps this summer, but hasn't determined the destinations.

In addition to his four favorites, Robinson's scholarship offers sheet is highlighted by Nebraska, Rutgers, South Florida, Tennessee, UCLA and USC.

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