Baltimore QB makes it Orange

Syracuse fans have been hoping for a commitment from Baltimore (Md.) quarterback Andrew Robinson, and on Friday they got their wish. Robinson decided to end all the speculation and finally make his decision.

The Big East continues to gain momentum in the conference recruiting wars, and Syracuse has struck a major blow as they have landed Baltimore (Md.) Calvert Hall quarterback Andrew Robinson (6-3, 217, 4.67)

"I figured if it went as well as it did in the spring, I was going to commit," Robinson said. "We went up there on Wednesday, me and my family toured the facilities on Thursday, I then camped on Friday and made my decision soon after."

So what sold the Baltimore County standout on the Orange?

"I loved the coaches, especially Major Applewhite he is a great guys who will be a valuable resource for me," Robinson said. "Coach [Chris] White is a great guy, he recruited me. I have called Coach [Greg] Robinson once a week for the past two months and I really have a good feel for him. I like the direction the program is going in, the player's seem very excited about what is going on there."

Robinson went on to say, "Syracuse has great academics, it's a respectable degree and a great mix of academics and football."

What kind of quarterback can Orange fans expect to see in Robinson?

"I think I'm a tough QB, I throw well under pressure," Robinson said. "I just keep going at it. I feel I have a strong and accurate arm and I'm a good decision maker. I want to improve on my footwork a little more, your feet can never be too good."

Robinson was 99 of 201 for 1200 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior. He earned first team All-Conference; second team All- County (Baltimore), and honorable mention All-State honors as a junior.

Robinson carries a 3.4 GPA and has scored 1200 on the SAT.

Robinson chose the Orange over an offer from Wisconsin; he is the second commitment for the Syracuse Class of 2006.

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