Last week, Syracuse lost its commitment from 2015 cornerback Davante Davis. Though he said that Syracuse will remain in the mix, fans shouldn't expect a recommit—offers from prestigious programs like Ohio State, South Carolina and Georgia have all but assured he will look elsewhere.
Fortunately for the Orange, Davis' decision hasn't affected Gerald Robinson, a fellow Floridian and three-star corner, and his early commitment.
"I'm 100 percent confident [in my commitment to Syracuse]," Robinson said in a phone interview. "My coach is actually trying to help me get through high school early so I can come to Syracuse and start as a true freshman."
When it comes to Davis, Robinson said he understand his decision because you only get one chance at the recruiting process. He understands because schools continued to recruit him after his commitment too.
"I have received one offer after my commitment [to Syracuse], and it was from Bowling Green," Robinson said.
Robinson said he didn't reach out to Davis after his decision, but he has talked to some of his fellow Syracuse commits online.
"No,[I haven't been recruiting fellow athletes], but I've talked to some commitments, like Jordan Fredericks," Robinson said. "Actually, we plan on going up there and visiting the campus."
Robinson said that he hasn't set a date on when he will visit, but it will be sometime this summer. He has been in contact with coach George McDonald, who offered him the scholarship.
"We talk about the recruits he is recruiting," Robinson said. "We just talk on Twitter and Facebook and keeping contact through that."
Robinson said that right now, he is focused on improving during summer seven-on-seven drills. He said he is also working out harder in the weight room, trying to gain weight before he joins the Orange.
He said he feels honored to know that he will play for Syracuse and have the opportunity to earn a degree.
"It is just a great feeling," Robinson said. "I am just ready to get there and show the that I am the right one for them."