Deerfield Beach (Fla.) cornerback Aaron Robinson may have not been an Under Armour All-American or an Army All-American, but it’s clear the top college football programs see him as one of the nation’s best at his position.
The 6-foot, 185-pound cornerback was recently offered a scholarship by Alabama with Tennessee already making a push to sway him away from his commitment to Florida. This weekend, USC decided to make a run at Robinson.
“It just happened out of the blue,” said Robinson. “I wasn’t expecting it or anything. They just saw my film from this past season and like that I’m an aggressive corner. they like me being physical and my style of play.”
There are plenty of players nationally who receive scholarship offer and recognition based on camps, reputation and hype. Robinson takes pride in knowing he earned his opportunities by putting in the work his season season.
“I actually take a lot of pride in that,” said Robinson. “Everyone is starting to recognize how things have panned out. It’s exciting and a positive.
“On the defensive side of the ball, I really focused on being recruited as a cornerback this season. I wanted to up my game and give the college coaches what they were looking for.”
Robinson maintains his commitment to Florida, but admits the recent influx of scholarship offers has him wanting to explore his options. His scholarship offer from USC is especially intriguing.
USC has several Florida prospects officially visiting Los Angeles Jan. 22, although Robinson has tentative plans to visit Tennessee that weekend.
“I definitely have a lot of interest in USC,” said Robinson. “It’s California — L.A.. The atmosphere there is crazy.
“I always told myself if a West Coast school offered it would be a blessing. The area over there is crazy. As of right now I have no officials set up due to my test scores. Once I get that out of the way, I’ll definitely try to set up an official visit to USC.”
Having said that, Robinson is still excited about his verbal commitment to Florida.
“The coaching staff is all in with me,” said Robinson. “Everything I need to hear and want to hear is there. Florida feels like home and the atmosphere is great.
“The players, the coaching… it’s all great.”
In addition to that, Robinson admits that playing across the country maybe difficult for his family.
“I talked to my mom about that last night,” said Robinson. “She was definitely… ‘Oh California.’ She wasn’t so up about it. But the West Coast… I’ve never been on that side of the country and I watch SC every weekend.
“I watched their whole season and followed up with them. I feel like anything is possible and anything can happen.”