Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei linebacker Curtis Robinson has seen his stock soar over the past couple of weeks.
Saturday, Robinson made it to the Elite Junior Invitational for a
meeting with Peter Sirmon and the Trojan coaching staff.
“I spoke to Coach Sirmon earlier in the week about coming up, and I did
take a visit to a practice right after the season ended, so I had
already seen parts of the campus,” said Robinson. “When I went to the
practice, I met Coach Sarkisian and Coach Sirmon, but my contact with
them had been spotty.
“This was a good chance to talk with the coaches more and get to know
them a little bit better, but the offer was totally unexpected. It’s
exciting for sure.
“It was really good to talk to Coach Sirmon about their defense and sit
in on position meetings and stuff like that. I enjoyed that the most.”
Robinson, while taken back by the scholarship offer, says he wants to
wait the process out.
Robinson recorded 60 tackles, five sacks and picked off a pass playing
linebacker. However, also plays wide receiver for Mater Dei and has yet
to rule that out as a position he play in college.
“Just from talking to Coach Sirmon, I get the impression they like me
at linebacker more,” said Robinson. “But USC is pretty much known as
Linebacker and Receiver U, so that’s appealing.
“The positions that I play are linebacker and receiver, so the
tradition that USC has fits perfectly with what I do.”
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound junior had scholarship offers from Duke, Boston College and Washington during the season, but this past week his
options for college expanded.
“I had the four offers coming out of the season, and then I got six
just this past week not counting USC today,” said Robinson. “I feel
like I’ve gotten off to a pretty good start with recruiting.”
Robinson would like to follow up his unofficial visit to USC with
visits to a few other schools this spring. His options now include
Colorado, Notre Dame, Cal, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Washington State,
Washington, Duke, Arizona State and Boise State.
“I don’t have anything set and planned, but I would like to take visits
to maybe two or three schools in the spring,” said Robinson. “I’m
thinking about Notre Dame, Duke and Washington.
“Washington is the easiest visit I can take just because it’s the
closest. It’s easier to get a flight up there on shorter notice. Notre
Dame has been recruiting me pretty hard, so I would like to go out
there and see everything.
“And with Duke, that was the first offer that I got. I have that in the
back of my head and they’ve been recruiting me a lot as well. I’d like
to get out there and they’ve been pushing me for a visit.”
Robinson gets unexpected offer
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