James Robinson committed to Pitt in August. Part of the reason he did was because he was that comfortable with Pitt. He also wanted to dedicate the rest of his school year to just being a senior at DeMatha.
"I'm definitely looking forward to Pitt, and I'm excited for the opportunity," Robinson said. "At the same time, I have to take care of some goals before I even get there. I wouldn't want to cheat my high school team, and not take anything for granted from them."
Robinson was in Pittsburgh just to get a look at the team as they opened practice, and get another look at the campus—getting more specific with where he's going to live, and where his classes are going to be.
"I was there for the first official practice, and I was really excited," Robinson added. "I didn't really know what to expect—a college practice and all. I liked the intensity and the teaching points coach Dixon really emphasizes. I liked how hard everyone was working, and everything (Dixon) was doing to get them better as team."
Talib Zanna is someone that Robinson is somewhat familiar with. His school—DeMatha—plays Zanna's high school, Bishop McNamara, every year. In Zanna's senior year, Robinson was a freshman at DeMatha. He remembers Zanna from back then, to watching him this past weekend.
"I think Talib was one of the guys I was looking forward to seeing," Robinson said. "I remember him when he was a senior. It was really neat to see how much he improved to now. It's a big transition. He was already a big body. He moves even better around the rim. I give props to coach Dixon."
Robinson said he didn't talk much with the coaches or players on his visit—just a chance to see practice, and spend some time on the campus.
"I wasn't interacting with them too much," Robinson said. "I was just watching them, just seeing how detailed they were. It really just got me that much more excited to get on campus.
"I actually got a more detailed tour, when I first committed, or shortly after I first committed. This time, I saw the whole campus; the lower campus. I'm just trying to get more familiar with the campus."