Nickell Robey is a four-star athlete out of the small town of Frostproof (FL). The two-way standout had more than 750 yards rushing, 200 yards receiving and 23 total touchdowns, but is more known for his defensive skills where he used his 4.3 speed to record 73 tackles and one interception, and forced teams to stay away from his side of the field.
"I really wasn't tested all that much on defense," said Robey. "Teams really shied away from me this year."
The Frostproof standout corner was invited to play in the Florida All-Star game, and was simply one of the best players on the field. Finishing with two interceptions, forced a fumble and recovered his fumble, and also had 5 tackles.
"It felt good to go out there and perform well," said Robey. "There's always room for improvement but it felt good to get the rust off after not playing for the last couple of weeks."
The 4-star athlete ranked the No. 18th corner back in the country committed to Georgia earlier this fall, but with the recent coaching changes, Robey is considering his options.
"I'm still committed to Georgia," said Robey. "But right now I'm keeping my options open."
Georgia let go of defensive coordinator Willie Martinez, but does that still weigh on Robey's decision?
"Yeah it does, He was my main recruiter, and my defensive coordinator and my defensive backs coach, so that took a chunk out of me. But I'm still committed to Georgia."
The standout athlete had plenty of offers from some of the top programs in the country, and even though he remains committed to UGA, he says there are several schools that are in the running.
"Tennessee, West Virginia, and USF," said Robey.
Robey has already visited Georgia on the weekend of December 12, and also took a trip to Tennessee, but recently has set up an official visit to West Virginia on the weekend of January 22, and to South Florida on the weekend of the 17th.
What keeps USF in the running for the coveted corner?
"I like USF and what they got to offer. Coach Leavitt is a real nice guy. I also really like the defensive coordinator Joe Tresey; he's a real nice guy too. They're real upfront and say what they feel, and show they care."
"I've got a real good relationship with Coach Tresey, He's cool, a nice guy, and a family guy too," said Robey. "He tells me how much he likes me, for what I do on the field and off it too."
Robey did say what is most important to him in making his decision.
"I'm looking for people who love to play the game, and will push you and try and get you to the next level. I'm also looking for who will love you like a family. I also want to be on a good team and to win championships."
"Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia, USF are all nice schools," said Robey. "We'll just have to wait until signing day."
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