Oregon expressing interest in Robinett

Oregon has reached out to San Marcos (Calif.) TE/DE Joah Robinett and the interest is certainly mutual

Oregon has begun contacting and showing interest in San Marcos (Calif.) tight end/defensive end Joah Robinett.

Robinett already has an offer from Nevada, but the 6-foot-8, 210-pound prospect is hoping to land more in the coming months. He spoke with eDuck.com about his interest in Oregon and vice versa.

“My interest in them is pretty high,” he said. “They’re a very well organized organization. They’re well-known and they’re out there and it’d be nice to play for them.”

Ducks Defensive line coach Ron Aiken reached out to Robinett recently, praising his ability for a number of reasons.

“I’m a physical defensive end,” Robinett said. “I’m pretty gritty, I’m always to the ball and never take plays off.”

Although he possesses the skill set Oregon desires, Aiken wants to see improvement in another area before an offer could surface.

“They told they’re heavily interested in me,” Robinett said. “Their main concern with me is my weight. I weigh 210-pounds but they want to see me reach 230 (pounds) by the start of this fall.”

Aiken is expected to evaluate him in-person next month. San Diego State, another program that has expressed interest in Robinett, has already evaluated him and could see him again over the summer if he goes through with his plan to camp with them in June.

Both the Wolfpack and Aztecs like Robinett as a tight end. Robinett said that Nevada offered him based on his physicality, height and the way he moves for his size.

Robinett grew up a Florida fan during the Tim Tebow/Urban Meyer era, but said he also followed USC, San Diego State and Oregon as well. With dreams of playing in the pros one day, Robinett is willing to play either position and try anything to get there, like adding on weight like Oregon has suggested.

He said that he’s experimenting with different whey proteins while adding more food to his diet and working out more frequently to try and reach his new goal, which he believes will benefit him during his senior season.

“If I add on that additional weight,” Robinett began. “It’ll make it that much easier to go out and make plays and inflict my will on the game.”

Robinett said he is considering all three schools strongly, but will wait until at least the summer to make any sort of visit plans or any major decisions.

“I want to see exactly what I’m worth,” he said.

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