Janarius Robinson looking at his options

Florida State defensive end commit Janarius Robinson is off to a great start to his senior season and is weighing his college options while checking out several schools.

Four-star Panama City (Fla.) Bay defensive end Janarius Robinson is drawing attention from all over the South where the Florida State commit continues the rounds visiting several of the top programs.

Last weekend, he was on campus in Tuscaloosa to check out Alabama while the Crimson Tide took on Ole Miss. This Saturday, you will be able to find Robinson in Gainesville, Fla. taking in the action between Florida and Tennessee.

Robinson is also seeing plenty of action on Friday nights where he’s helped lead his Bay Tornadoes squad to an undefeated mark four weeks into the season.

“It’s been going pretty great. My team is off to a good start,” Robinson said. “We’re currently 4-0 right now, so it’s been going pretty good this year.”

Last Friday, Robinson got his first real chance this season to show off his pass rush skills, playing against a spread team rather than a Wing-T offense for the first time. Needless to say, it was an opportunity he relished. Robinson was a consistent presence in the opposition’s backfield, creating pressure using his quickness off the line of scrimmage along with his explosiveness once he engages with an offensive lineman.

In the game, he had at least one sack and believed he was credited with a second while also producing “a lot of quarterback hurries and a couple of tackles.” It’s exactly the type of impact USC was searching for last weekend against Stanford which is why the Trojans are still talking to the 6-foot-5, 246-pounder rated as the No. 16 defensive end in the nation in hopes of potentially getting him to come out to Los Angeles for a visit.

Robinson said he still communicates with defensive line coach Chris Wilson. According to Robinson, the Trojans have tried to sell him on being a good fit for the program as well as the next great Trojan from the Sunshine State, following in the footsteps of a trio of Trojans that were selected in the NFL draft earlier this year, including fellow defensive lineman Leonard Williams.

Williams is a player Robinson said he paid attention to last year with USC, but this year he’s got a different motive for hoping Williams does well: “I play fantasy football and he gained me a lot of points on defense.”

Robinson isn’t opposed to leaving the panhandle of Florida for college, but instead of the location, he said he’s focusing on finding “somewhere where I feel like I can be successful in three or four years” both on the field and in the classroom.


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