Robbins Ready To Make It Official

After a recruiting process that took some twists and turns, CJ Robbins is ready to officially become a Northwestern Wildcat on National Signing Day.

The three-star defensive end from LaSalle, Illinois, originally committed to Indiana, before a coaching change caused him to switch his commitment to Northwestern.

"The head coach got fired from Indiana and that definitely made me open up recruiting," Robbins said. "Northwestern was right there and I was actually sending film to them the same time they called me."

Robbins isn't the only NU commit who switched over from Indiana. Three-star running back Nick VanHoose also changed his commitment after Hoosiers' coach Bill Lynch was fired.

"I actually didn't know [VanHoose] until the official visit at Northwestern," Robbins said. "We were with each other the whole time and he was just kind of sharing what we thought on the official visit."

Because of inclement weather, Robbins' signing day plans have changed.

"School is cancelled tomorrow, but my aunt has a fax machine so she is staying the night," he said. "There's no way to get out of the house so I'm going to take the picture the first day back in school. "

However, Robbins still plans to follow NU's commitments throughout the day.

"I know there are going to be live blogs going at Northwestern so I'm going to watch that," he said.

Even though Robbins' signing day experience took on a change of plans, he is excited to get on campus and officially become a Wildcat.

"It's a really great family atmosphere," he said. "I'm excited to get to college and be around the older players, the coaching, and the atmosphere in general."


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