"I did take a visit to [Wake Forest] this week," Terrence Robinson said Monday evening. "I got there on Friday and it was better than I expected. No disrespect, I really didn't know what to expect, but it was better than I expected. I had a great time. All the coaches seemed like great people – from Coach Grobe, the head coach, to my hosts and the players – everyone was great."
Robinson arrived on campus Friday evening and remained in Winston-Salem with his family through the end of the weekend. "We toured the campus on Sunday and went to the game on Saturday," Robinson said. "Really, we got to hang with the players, go to some meetings and see how they function. We got to see college life, see the dorms, and get to know the school from the players and student's perspective, not just from the coaches.
Robinson, who was hosted on his visit by freshmen Jordan Williams and Josh Bush, enjoyed Saturday's game, especially the Deacons' 2nd half comeback in their win over Maryland. "We stayed the whole game and I was actually with another recruit, Chris Givens, who was on his official. We were 1st row and early in the game we were just watching how it was going. Towards the end, we were pulling for them and they pulled it off. It was a great comeback to see them come back and stick together after [Alphonso Smith's] interception return."
Although he can play a variety of positions on either side of the ball, the Spring, Texas native will likely play receiver at the next level if he attends Wake Forest. "They're recruiting me mainly as a receiver, something like #14 [Kevin Marion] or a Kenny Moore though I'm not as big as Kenny Moore. I can play receiver but they're pretty open about the running back spot. It would depend on where I work best when I get there."
Robinson plans to take a couple of more visits to other schools prior to making his final decision though no further official visit dates are set at this time. "I plan on probably going to Oregon and that's it so far," Robinson said. "I might go to Nebraska. I kind of want to wait until after the season to really do all of that." The University of Houston, Tulsa, Texas Christian, Southern Methodist, New Mexico State, Nebraska, Oregon, Boston College, and Wake Forest have currently offered Robinson a scholarship.
Although he has a couple of potential official visits in mind, Robinson notes that he still doesn't have a list of favorites. "Honestly I don't have a top or main group of schools," he said. "I'm pretty open but I did enjoy myself at Wake and the visit meant a lot. My family really liked the visit and my the school really impressed them. Distance and location don't matter [to me or my family.] They tell me all the time, if it's a free education you can't be too picky, you just need to go where best fits you."
"Mainly you just want to want to feel comfortable wherever you go," he continued. "You don't want to go off of the name of the program just because it may be a big name. You may sit the bench and it might not be the place for you. I want to see the depth chart and get a feel of the school and the coaches. I'm going to wait for a little bit to decide – I'm not going to take forever, but it will be a bit."
Robinson plans to take his time with the recruiting process as he remains focused on his senior season. "I'm not taking anything away from recruiting because I'm thankful for where I'm at, but you do only have one senior year of high school and I want to make it a senior year to remember," said Robinson. "My focus is my senior year, the team, and going to state, but I do talk to the coaches and keep the communication up and let schools know I'm interested or not interested."
To date, his senior season has been quite a success as Robinson has led Klein Oak to a 3-0 start. "It's going pretty good – I can't complain," he said of his senior season. "The chemistry is good and that's the good thing about the team. You can have great players and no chemistry and not go anywhere. We've got it though and we're 3-0. I've got 48 rushes for 565-yards, around 11.6 per carry. I've got close to 200 yards receiving and about 100 yards passing."
Robinson has already been cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse to qualify to play D-I football next season.