Robinson Excited by UCLA Offer

Corona (Calif.) Santiago defensive back Ron Robinson caught a lot of peoples attention after a standout performance at the Oakland NIKE Camp and he continued his impressive run earning a scholarship offer from UCLA following their Elite Camp last Friday...

Ron Robinson just looks like a football player. He's an athletic 6-2, 210 pounds, covers a lot of ground and is a big hitter. He plays safety and is very rangy but some schools project he'll eventually grow in to a linebacker at the next level.

Robinson camped with UCLA two weeks ago at the Bruins skills camp and was invited back to the Elite 11 camp after a strong performance. He looked very good at the Elite 11 camp showing surprising agility for such a big safety and physically, looks a little like former USC safety Taylor Mays at the same stage.

"I was real excited about the UCLA offer," Robinson said. "I really enjoyed working with Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) at both of the camps I was at. He ha a great personality along with being a great coach. I learned a lot from him and he was real fun to be around.

"He makes the game intense but fun at the same time and we clicked pretty well. UCLA is a very prestigious university with a great head coach in Jim Mora. They have great academics and the football program is strong as well. I think they'll be able to contend for a national championship soon so this offer means a lot.

Northwestern was the first school to offer Robinson and that was as a hybrid safety-linebacker. New Mexico State has also offered along with Cal Poly and UC Davis.

"UCLA offered for safety, they like my ability to cover at my size," Robinson said. "I plan to go out to Northwestern for a visit next month and when I get back, I'll sit down with my family and talk about making a decision.

"I want to make an early commitment before school starts so I can go in to the season stress free. I'm done with camps, I just want to focus on my team now so that Northwestern visit will be it and then we'll go from there."

Academically, Robinson is carrying a 4.3 GPA and has scored a 1560 on the SAT.

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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