Fla. safety close to committing to Rutgers?

A three-star safety from Florida says he is taking an official visit to Rutgers. The player has a few SEC offers but says the Scarlet Knights are the only ones really recruiting him with regularity at this time. He also addresses whether or not he was close to committing to Rutgers a few months ago, and whether or not he could give a non-binding oral commitment in the near future.

There were rumblings a while back St. Thomas Aquinas of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) safety Brian Robinson was ready to commit to Rutgers, but the three-star member of the nation's top-ranked team said he decided to wait.

However, the way Robinson's recruitment is going, even he acknowledged that could be the path he chooses.

He said Rutgers is the only school he is hearing from regularly, and his lone scheduled official visit is the first weekend of December, when the Scarlet Knights host West Virginia on Dec. 5.

"I like the defense they play in,'' Robinson said. "It fits my style because I play more of a rover back.''

In college, Robinson said he would still like to play a rover position, but understands very few defenses employ such a position. Instead, the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder figures he will be either a strong safety or a free safety.

"I will play both, but I like strong (safety) better,'' Robinson said. "I like the hitting.''

Previously, Robinson said he had offers from Rutgers, Florida, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

St. Thomas Aquinas is 8-0 heading into a South Florida showdown with undefeated South Broward (8-0) or Hollywood, Fla.

As for nearly committing to Rutgers earlier, Robinson said "nothing really happened.''

But could he commit to the Scarlet Knights either before or during his official visit?

"It's something I'm thinking about,'' Robinson said. "It could happen.''


Scarlet Report Top Stories