Robinson Stays Loyal to Lions

When Penn State landed a verbal commitment from Northview High (Century, Florida) cornerback Neiko Robinson, one of the keys in Robinson's mind was the loyalty the Penn State staff showed him throughout the recruiting process.

And now, in the wake of NCAA sanctions, Neiko Robinson has decided to return the favor, and stay committed to Penn State.

"I decided to stay committed because those coaches believed in me, and gave me a chance to play college ball. All these other colleges just came after they heard I committed to Penn State," Robinson said.

"The staff stayed loyal and honest with me, and I'm going to do the same."

The Northview senior to be is taking head coach Bill O'Brien's message to heart concerning the four year bowl ban, as well, which has been a selling point from other schools now recruiting Robinson.

"I know you want to have a chance to play in a bowl game' is pretty much what they are trying to sell themselves on," Robinson said.

"But that's just one game. I still get to play in front of 100,000 and that's going to be my bowl game. The bowls don't really matter. If I get to play in one, that's cool, but I'm just going to do what it takes to win, because it's just one game, and it's not a guarantee that you will make it to a bowl game."

Outside of not being concerned by post-season play, Robinson said he also stayed committed because he wants the opportunity to be a part of history.

"The cool thing about it is I will be a part of history; this scandal will never be forgotten," Robinson said.

"If the team wins, all the reporters that were saying it will take Penn State eight to 10 years to recover will be chocking on their words."

At the end of the day, Robinson is firm in his commitment, and plans to visit Penn State during the 2013 season.

"I'm pretty sure I'm going to make it up for a game," Robinson said.

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