Robinson Checks Out ND..................Again

Trevor Robinson has been on Notre Dame's campus so many times, the 6-foot-5, 305-pound four-star offensive lineman has actually lost count of how many long car rides he's made from his Elkhorn, Neb. home to the University.

"Five or six," he said.

The latest trip was this weekend. Trevor Robinson took his official visit to Notre Dame, and arrived on Friday afternoon with his parents and little sister. On the drive home Sunday, they were able to avoid much of the ice and snow that dominated the South Bend area.

Also still considering Nebraska, a program he was once verbally committed to, and Michigan, Robinson and his family have been very thorough with the recruiting process. They've visited all three campuses several times.

"I don't know, I'm still not sure," Robinson said when asked if he got that feeling this weekend about Notre Dame.

Head coach Charlie Weis will try and further woo the physically imposing lineman, when he flips the script and makes a trip to Robinson's Nebraska home on Thursday. It will be the third-year coach's first time out there. Offensive line coach John Latina and recruiting coordinator Rob Ianello have been out there over the last couple of weeks.

"I'm not sure what time he is coming yet," Robinson said. No other coaches from other programs are scheduled to visit as of now.

This weekend, Robinson caught up with 13 of the 21 players already verbally committed to Notre Dame's top-ranked recruiting class. He went to the football team banquet on Friday night, and took in the Irish's 108-62 victory over Northern Illinois in men's basketball on Saturday night.

Sophomore offensive lineman Eric Olsen was his host. Robinson had met Olsen on two other occasions.

"I thought it went pretty well," Robinson said. "I got to meet a lot of the guys that are committed there and spend time on campus.

"Aaron Taylor was the speaker (at the banquet) and he did a really good job. I just liked the way he looked at football as something temporary, and how he was able to use his experience at Notre Dame for his whole life and not his football career.

"That was my first time I had ever been to a basketball game there, and I was pretty impressed. I knew they had been doing pretty good lately and it was a good atmosphere."

Robinson said he also just hung out with Olsen and some other guys and watched the Heisman Trophy presentation.

Saturday afternoon, he got some one-on-one time with Weis.

"We didn't really talk a whole lot of recruiting," Robinson said. "We just spent some time together and talked about nothing I guess." Top Stories