Robinson Is Making Summer Plans

Gerell Robinson of Hamilton High School (Chandler, Ariz.) has played quarterback throughout his high school career, but he will likely find his way to wide receiver in college. Robinson is one of the top athletes in the 2008 recruiting class and his stock will rise even more this spring during the evaluation period.

Gerell Robinson (6-foot-3.5, 212 pounds) was one of the top athletes at the U.S. Army national combine in San Antonio. He made the all-combine team as a wide receiver, a position he really hasn't played. The fact that he hasn't played wide receiver in the past is likely the reason Notre Dame hasn't been recruiting him heavily.

"I haven't talked to Notre Dame in awhile," Robinson replied when asked about his contact with the Irish. "I get their letters now and then, but I really don't talk to them anymore, or talk that much about them. They said that I was really high on their list, but I haven't heard from them in awhile, so I really haven't been worried about it. Maybe their coaching staff is going a different direction.

"The last time I talked to them was a long time ago. To be honest, I thought that they would have stayed in contact considering that my head coach (Steve Belles) went to Notre Dame. I wouldn't mind taking a trip up there. I'd like to go to their one-day camp, but it's really up to them."

While Notre Dame hasn't shown Robinson much interest lately, he does have scholarship offers from Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Florida, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Utah. USC has also shown considerable interest, but they'd like Gerell to make an appearance at their summer camp before they extend an offer.

"I'm going to USC's rising junior camp in June," Robinson explained. "They said that I'm high on their list. They want to get me out to their camp, so that they can talk to me and so that I can meet their coaching staff. They also want to see what I can do.

"I'm all right with going to camp to earn an offer. I know what I can do, so that isn't an issue. They're pretty much in the control of the situation right now, so I figure I'll go out there and show them what I can do and hopefully pull an offer. It should be fun.

"To be honest, I'm not taking any trips this spring. I'm just going to finish up this school year and then probably make some visits this summer. I'm probably going to camp at Florida, LSU, USC and hopefully Notre Dame." Top Stories