UCLA In Top Two For Four-Star QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson

Apr. 16 -- Scout.com caught up with Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman four-star quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson to break down his top two of Michigan and UCLA a week ahead of his college announcement...


It's down to two for Dorian Thompson-Robinson.

Just hours after returning home from a weekend visit to Ann Arbor, the four-star quarterback from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman announced that he would be choosing between Michigan and UCLA on Apr. 23, ending what has been a fast ascending recruitment.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Thompson-Robinson has amassed nearly three dozen scholarship offers despite being the backup to Tate Martell the last couple years, showing immense potential at various camps and 7-on-7 tournaments, but also doing enough on film in his limited reps at Gorman to impress college coaches.

Thompson-Robinson, the No. 7-rated quarterback in the 2018 class and No. 54 overall prospect in the Scout 300, liked what the Wolverines showed him this weekend and the attention he received at the spring game was a major highlight that left a lasting impression.

"The fans were amazing," Thompson-Robinson said. "It was crazy. They treated me like a celebrity and it was cool to take pictures and sign autographs. The players, people around town -- everybody seemed to know about us in Ann Arbor. It was great.

"And the offense, it might not look like it, but we run the same stuff at Gorman. The under-center stuff, we run the same pass concepts but they just have different verbiage. That definitely stood out. The coaches sat me down at least three times (Saturday). Coach (Jim) Harbaugh had left campus after the spring game and actually came back to sit down with me at night. We talked with coach (Pep) Hamilton and that was real straight up. They told me they want to take two quarterback regardless of whether I commit or not, so those were some good conversations."

The behind-the-scenes experience was made extra special considering that Thompson-Robinson's mother graduated from Michigan.

"My mom definitely enjoyed our time at Michigan," Thompson-Robinson said. "That was probably her favorite visit of all time. Everybody knew we were coming down, so all of her old roommates and former football players she used to hang out with came down for the spring game. She got to see the old faculty she used to know, so it was a special time for her. Getting to see all the fans come to me, she fell in love with everything."

Thompson-Robinson has been to UCLA a couple times, earning the offer last summer at the Bruins' elite camp, and stopping by campus earlier this spring to re-connect with offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch, who recruited him while at Michigan.

"The reason why they're both in my top two is because they've got everything on my check list," Thompson-Robinson said. "They're great schools and have what I want to study. It's football, coaching staff, the experience in the NFL within the coaching staff, and just the vibe around the campus. Right now it's all about how I feel and what feels right in my heart. That's how it's going to go down at the end of the week."

In 15 games as a junior last season, Thompson-Robinson completed 21 of his 31 pass attempts for 269 yards and three touchdowns, tacked on 22 receptions for 397 yards and eight touchdowns, and also had six rushing scores. He has committed to play in the Under Armour All-America Game.

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