Robinson Goes In-Depth on Rutgers Offer

Montclair (N.J.) athlete Elijah Robinson picked up a verbal offer from in-state Rutgers during a Tuesday morning visit to Piscataway. Pushing double-digit offers after a stellar junior season, Robinson spoke with Scout.com about the significance of a Scarlet Knights offer.

Rutgers was one of the first schools to begin recruiting Montclair (N.J.) 2015 athlete Elijah Robinson. More than a year later, the Scarlet Knights became the third Big Ten offer for the electric high-school quarterback.

Robinson picked up the offer in person during an unofficial visit to campus.

"I was really excited when I got the offer," he said. "Rutgers has always been a school I would love to go to, and getting an offer really means a lot to me."

The Scarlet Knights are recruiting Robinson as an athlete that can get a look at quarterback, where he was one of the best in the state as a 2013 champion. Robinson watched practice and sat in on a quarterback meeting.

"I would love to have the chance to play quarterback," he said. " … [Offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen] really seems like a great coach. I actually sat in a meeting and had a chance to talk to the quarterbacks and connect with them. He seems like a coach that could really bring me to the next level."

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound spent more than six hours at Rutgers before returning home.

"It went pretty well," he said. "The campus is beautiful. At first I thought it was really big, but then the coaches kind of put it in perspective. It's really not as big as you think. I love the campus. The facilities are still amazing. Any time I go into their facilities, I'm always in awe of how beautiful they are."

Robinson attended practice with Montclair head coach John Fiore, who also coached Rutgers sophomore defensive end Julian Pinnix-Odrick.

"The practice seemed familiar with me because coach Fiore does a great job on preparing us for college practices," he said. "When I was watching practice, I really felt like it was our type of practice. I knew what was going on. I knew how everything was run. And then watching Julian practice was like freshman year all over again."

Robinson has no other visit plans with the exception of a return trip to Rutgers for the April 26 spring game.


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