'Great experience' has Vols in Robinson's top 10

The staff at Tennessee has been in on Scout 300 talent Davondre Robinson for roughly a year now. See what the four-star safety prospect said about the Volunteers.

College football prospects all over continue to narrow their list of schools in consideration.

Davondre Robinson recently did the same. The list of options remaining show just how wanted the Scout No. 1 safety prospect in the Palmetto State is.

The Lake Marion (S.C.) High School safety said college coaches covet his talent because he’s “physical and can cover.”

The Scout 300 member cut his list of schools down to 10 on May 7, including Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.

With the Volunteers staying in the race to land the No. 21 safety in the 2017 class, Robinson hopes to be heading back to Rocky Top “some time this summer” in order to “sit down with some coaches, really see the campus, things like that.”

Defensive backs coach Willie Martinez is one of the contacts the four-star hears from off Tennessee’s coaching staff.

“He’s a nice guy,” Robinson said of the fourth-year Vols assistant. “He hits me up every once in awhile. We talk.”

The Scout No. 266 player in the nation has experience spending time on campus in Knoxville.

“When I went down there, I had a great experience,” Robinson said. “I went there for a camp and the game when they played Oklahoma. I really enjoyed myself.”

Big Orange Country sold out Neyland Stadium when the Sooners came to town. Robinson was part of a crowd of 102,455 last September.

“The atmosphere was crazy,” Robinson said. “It was loud. I could see myself playing in there.”

The 6-foot, 194-pounder seeks “early playing time, of course, and if a school can help me find a job after the life of football.”

Don’t expect a declaration anytime soon. Robinson will take visits through the fall and a commitment to come “probably around December or January. I plan on taking my officials.”

He may need to decide sooner than some as enrolling in January is a possibility.

“I was thinking about it. My school might let me. I’ve got to talk to my superintendent about it. But, I could do it,” he said.



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