2015 RB enjoys visit to Notre Dame

Rising junior running back Andre Robinson of Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt recaps his day visit to Notre Dame on Wednesday, and he previews when he'll be back on campus.

Notre Dame had a visitor on Wednesday in 2015 running back Andre Robinson of Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt. The rising junior said he was impressed by everything he saw in South Bend.

"I had a really great time," Robinson said. "I got to talk with coaches Alford and Hiestand, and I got a tour of the facilities and got to see the town of South Bend. My mom was with me, and she loved it, especially the academic part of it because she is a teacher."

Robinson said he's primarily in contact with offensive line coach Harry Hiestand for Notre Dame, and he's eager to continue his relationship with the Irish, but he also knows patience will be required down the stretch.

"They reiterated that they don't offer too many sophomores this early in the process," Robinson said. "They like to take their time to get to know who they're recruiting and establish a good relationship with them. They want to come out to McDevitt more, and they want to me to come back for a game this season."

"I think I'll try to make it to Notre Dame for the USC game or the Oklahoma game," Robinson added.

Robinson's most recent offers include Syracuse and Virginia Tech, and he's hearing from quite a few big-time programs.

"Penn State, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Rutgers, Pittsburgh and Maryland are recruiting me the hardest," Robinson said. "But, I don't have any favorites. I am going to take my time with the process, but I would like to be committed by the start of my senior season, so I can focus on my team."

Still relatively new to the recruiting process, Robinson already has his priorities in line.

"I want a place where the coaches have a lot of character and integrity," Robinson said. "If I have to go far to find the best fit, that doesn't matter. Academics will be important, and I want a place where I would feel comfortable there as a student even if I wasn't playing football."

"I think that I'm a complete running back," Robinson said. "I can run inside or outside, I can pass block or run block on the jet sweep. I can also play slot." Have the Irish set the bar the highest?

"I wouldn't say this visit [to Notre Dame] was necessarily better than the others I've been on, but it was different," Robinson said. "And, it was different in a good way."

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