Mason Robinson has led his Somerville team to another playoff appearance with his amazing runs and his ability to shut down receivers from his cornerback position. As Robinson awaits his first opponent in the playoffs, he has placed some focus on his recruitment. Currently, he holds more than 10 scholarship offers with additional schools like Michigan entering his recruitment.
Robinson has taken a visit to Michigan State and left the visit impressed by the size and atmosphere of the Big Ten school. The chance of playing in the Big Ten is an intriguing possibility for him. However, he is not ready to make any decisions. There are still trips to Rutgers, Boston College, and Iowa to be taken. Also, Michigan has also entered the picture. They have requested film and a decision on a scholarship offer will be made in the coming weeks. If Michigan does offer, they will likely be his fifth and final visit.
Despite the continued interest from a number of programs, if Robinson had to make his decision today, he stated that he would select his state school - Rutgers. Like many of the residents of New Jersey, the Scarlet Knights' success has attracted his attention. For Robinson, it goes beyond the current success of the program. He has developed a good relationship with the Rutgers coaching staff especially Coach Robert Jackson, the Rutgers RB coach. The fact that the Rutgers staff is so straightforward and does not tell you what a prospect may necessarily want to hear appeals to him along with the proximity to his house.
Robinson will be making an unofficial visit to Rutgers during the Louisville game and expects the Scarlet Knights to be victorious. He states, "Rutgers has a good defense. If Teel has a good day, his receivers catch the ball, and the running game performs well, Rutgers should win the game."
Before making a decision, Robinson would like to take all of his visits. Since he has never been to Boston or Iowa, he is looking forward to experiencing these cities and have something to compare with the schools that he has visited. His timetable for making a decision is late December to early January.