Rutgers Looking at Virginia Receiver

Melvin Robinson, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound receiver from Annandale (Va.) High, will be on the Rutgers campus later this month, and he said he wants to see what it is like. He already holds an offer from West Virginia and is being recruited by Virginia Tech and Maryland as well. Find out what is going on with his recruitment, and what he is looking for in a school.

Three-star Annandale (Va.) High receiver Melvin Robinson already holds an offer from West Virginia, and he is starting to get more heavily recruited from a few other schools after a strong junior season.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Robinson caught 30 passes for 600 yards and five touchdowns as a junior, and Rutgers is among the schools recruiting him.

"I talked to them,'' Robinson said. "I'm going to see them when I'm there for the 7-on-7.''

Robinson will be on the Rutgers campus Feb. 27-28 for the BadgerSport 7-on-7, playing for Virginia in the state vs. state competition, which is presented by New Level Athletics.

He is also being recruited by Virginia Tech and Maryland, which is where he will be this weekend for the Terps' Junior Day.

And while Robinson likes the fact he has a West Virginia offer, he is hoping more schools begin recruiting him harder.

"I'm looking for a mix, academics and football,'' Robinson said. "I'm probably looking at sports medicine (as a major). I look at the trainers and how they take care of us, as athletes, and I think that would be interesting to do.''

Robinson, who also plays basketball, said his strength as a receiver is as a route runner and pass catcher. He took on a leadership role as a junior, and helps in organizing offseason workouts.

"We have a lot of communication,'' he said. "We do a lot of stuff on our own. We will pull ourselves together once a week (to throw).''

Although schools are recruiting him as a receiver, he spent time as a quarterback and also playing free safety last season.

But there is no question about his preferred position.

"I would say wide receiver,'' he said. "Defense is boring, and I like going up against people that are supposed to be from a different class. I like showing them my stuff.''


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