Robinson Talks about UCLA Offer

Corona (Calif.) Santiago safety Ron Robinson had heard nothing from UCLA prior to a skills camp earlier this month. Less than two weeks later, he has an offer...

Corona (Calif.) Santiago safety Ron Robinson had heard next to nothing from UCLA prior to its Skills camp on June 11th.

He performed well enough to earn some attention from defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin, who invited him back for the Elite Camp on the 21st.

Two days later, after Martin and the coaches spent time reviewing his performance, the 6'2, 195 pound safety earned an offer from the Bruins, which immediately elevated UCLA to near the top of his list.

"It was a huge offer," Robinson said. "I'm really excited."

The safety is unranked, but currently holds an offer from a B1G school in Northwestern. He was pleased by the UCLA offer, but wasn't surprised that it came.

"It was obviously a big deal to get the offer, but I wasn't shocked," Robinson said. "I thought I played really well at both camps over the last two weeks."

Robinson said that the coaches didn't put any pressure on him to commit early, and that he doesn't see a need to at this point. He said right now, his recruitment is likely between Northwestern and UCLA.

"Academics are going to be a huge part of my decision," Robinson said. "The way I look at it, only a small percentage of the guys who play college football are going to end up in the NFL, so it's important to have a degree that looks good to future employers."

He's not just blowing smoke, either. The safety reports above a 4.0 GPA, making him an ideal fit for many of the more academic-minded football schools.

Robinson said he's going to make a decision when it feels right, and doesn't have a set timeline for when that might be.

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