Robinson legacy continues at Washington

Nathaniel Robinson, a 5-10, 175-pound athlete from Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach has been a tough man to reach. Between his studies and his work on the hardwood, there's little time for much else. He did, however, sneak in an official visit to the University of Washington, his father's old stomping grounds. Was his visit enough for Nate to want to continue the Robinson legacy?

"It was a great trip," Robinson told today. "The coaches are real funny. Coach Neuheisel was talking some smack with me about hoops. I hope I get a chance to get him one-on-one one of these days."

Rich Alexis and Reggie Williams hosted Nate on his visit. "They kept telling me how it was a big family up there and how they are going to win a championship soon. They want me to be a part of it and I said, 'Heck yeah!'"

Nate's father Jacque had an opportunity to show his son around campus. "It was cool walking around with my Dad, because he showed me where everything was, like where he used to live and the library, stuff like that," he said. "He likes the new things that are there, like the indoor facility. That place is nice. You can play in the cold or the heat."

With a visit to USC already under his belt, Nate announced that he's done taking official visits. "I'm finished with that," he said. With offers from Washington, USC and Arizona State, Robinson had a wide array of rides to choose from, but he stuck with the school closest to home. "Yeah," he said. "I committed to Coach Neu on my visit."

Robinson's a legit two-sport star, and he's been in contact with the Husky hoopsters and he knows he's wanted. "I haven't really had a chance to talk to Coach Bender," Nate said. "But I talk a lot to the guys I know on the team, like David Hudson, Will Conroy and Doug Wrenn. They keep telling me that there's a place for me on the team. And they are bringing in Brandon Roy next year too, so I know they are getting the recruits to make it happen. I just hope I can come after football, work hard and get my spot on the team."

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