Robinson Excited About OSU Visit

Salem, N.J., linebacker Lamont Robinson looks back at his visit to Georgia this past weekend and ahead to his scheduled trip to Ohio State this coming weekend. Click here for more.

Salem, N.J., linebacker Lamont Robinson told he is looking forward to his official visit to Ohio State this weekend.

"(OSU assistant Luke) Fickell came by Monday," Robinson said. "He sat down and talked with my mom and we had a nice conversation. I'll be going there for a visit this weekend."

Robinson (6-2, 220, 4.6) is ranked as the nation's 25th-best linebacker prospect by and also as the No. 7 overall prospect in New Jersey.

He began his visit schedule with a trip to Georgia this past weekend. He attended the Bulldogs' win over Georgia Tech as well.

"I had a wonderful time there," Robinson said. "It was better than I expected.

"I had a dream when I was little to play for a big time program and Georgia had everything I dreamed of. I had very high expectations going to into my visit at Georgia and they surpassed everyone of them."

He also plans to visit Oklahoma Dec. 10. Iowa and possibly Virginia could also get visits, Robinson said.

In fact, Robinson committed to Virginia in mid-June. But he later decided to check out some other schools.

"I am still somewhat committed to Virginia, but we have an agreement," he said. "Once I told them I would visit other schools, they told me they would recruit someone to replace me also. I somewhat have opened the door."

Regarding Ohio State, Robinson said, "They have one of the great traditions in college football. They are always competitive year in and year out. I also like the relationship I have built with Coach Fickell. Just from talking with him on the phone, I get a good vibe talking to him.

"I come from a smalltown and that is one of the largest universities in the country. Plus, Columbus is a growing city. I would also be able to study what I want to study (communications)."

Robinson said he is aware of OSU's depth chart at linebacker, where OSU figures to start three seniors in 2005.

"That definitely seems like a good opportunity," he said. "I would get a year to go in there and learn from some great players who have established themselves at that level. Then, the next year it would be wide open for competition. It would be a great opportunity."

As a junior, Robinson had 90 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions. This year, he was a leader on a 7-3 team.

"I played inside linebacker," he said. "Basically, I just think I have that instinct and ability and the size that you look for in a linebacker. I feel I have the ability to become a great player at the college level and beyond.

"I think I have a good work ethic and I try to show leadership and personality. I'm a great person along with being a great player. That's something a lot of universities are looking for, somebody you don't have to worry about being in trouble for four or five years."

Robinson is also a leader in the classroom with a 4.2 GPA and a 1070 on the SAT.

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Video of Lamont Robinson

More Visitors This Weekend

Robinson is among a handful of prospects due in for visits this weekend.

Also due in are Minnesota defensive line prospect Walker Ashley and Washington D.C. linebacker prospect Rico McCoy.

It is also a critical weekend with New York defensive end Doug Worthington, a verbal who is wavering, to be on campus as well as verbals Brian Hartline, Jimmy Cordle and Alex Boone. Others may be added to this list as the week continues.

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