Minnesota DB Could Come West

The #13-ranked cornerback prospect in the country, <b>Brandon Robinson</b>, is unusual for a recruit from Minnesota -- listing three California schools among his favorites. He talks about his potential official visits...

Minneapolis (Minn.) The Breck School cornerback Brandon Robinson (6-0, 185) has grown up in the shadow of the University of Minnesota.

But now as he continues to attract attention from schools nationwide, Robinson is looking outside the Land of Lakes, with three schools in the Golden State on his list, and a few more outside of the Midwest.

"I've been in Minnesota for so long, that I kind of want to branch off and look and see what else is out there. I want to experience new surroundings. It's a statement of me being an individual," Robinson said.

Robinson has ten offers, but has a solid top six, with Minnesota in the mix still. "I'm really liking Stanford, Boston College, UCLA, Cal, Colorado and Vanderbilt. I guess Minnesota would make it my top seven," said Robinson.

With an offer list that includes Stanford, UCLA, Boston College, Cal, Vanderbilt and Northwestern, it's apparent that Robinson has excellent grades and the academic side of his college of choice will play a major factor in where he goes. "You definitely have to weigh in the academics at a school when you choose them. I want to make sure I am getting a good education wherever I am playing. Those schools have amazing academics and I know that it's a great opportunity for me."

Robinson is in the process of finalizing his five official visits. He is scheduled to visit Vanderbilt this weekend, and will also visit Boston College the first weekend in November. A visit to Stanford is set for the first weekend in December. He would like to visit UCLA, but hasn't finalized plans. Cal and Colorado would be the other two he has to decide between for a visit.

"I took an unofficial to Stanford and Cal. I was visiting Cal with a friend and one of the coaches recognized me. They offered me on the spot, but I haven't gotten any calls from them. It's kind of weird."

As for the Bruins, Robinson has gotten most of his attention from head coach Karl Dorrell. "Coach Dorrell is the one who talks to me. I feel he's a real nice guy. He is stern and expects a lot, but what coach doesn't? He is real leve- headed and going to do a good job there."

This season, Robinson has piled up some impressive numbers. As a wide receiver, he has 34 catches for 780 yards and 13 touchdowns. He has scored three more as a kick/punt returner. On defense, he has two picks, but "they don't throw the ball much to my side."

He admits he wouldn't mind playing receiver in college. "Whatever gets me on the field the fastest, I'll play. I love making plays at receiver, so it's just up to where the coaching staff wants to put me."

Robinson is fully qualified academically.

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