Big Lineman Set for Visit

A Florida lineman has set a visit for WVU later this month, and tells that the Mountaineers are high on his list of schools.

Fort Pierce Central's Jerald Robinson is the type of big lineman that would fit in perfectly at a tackle position, and that's precisely where he sees himself playing in college.

"I played defensive tackle and defensive end in high school, and also offensive tackle," the big Floridian told "But, I think I like offense better. If it comes down to defense, I will play there, but I think I'm a better offensive lineman."

At 6-8 (or better), and with a big wingspan, Robinson should be well-suited to a tackle position. He has the arms and the frame to make an excellent pass blocker, and also possesses the solid footwork necessary to move with pass rushers and provide protection.

"I'm an all-around offensive lineman," Robinson said. "I can run block, and pass block."

Robinson, who made a lengthy drive from Fort Pierce to take in on of West Virginia's pre-bowl practices in Jacksonville, is scheduled to visit the Mountaineers on the weekend of January 23rd. The previous week, he will participate in the Treasure Coast All-Star game as one of the area's best line prospects.

The soft-spoken lineman liked what he saw of WVU during his trip to Jacksonville, and is anxious to see the campus on his official visit.

"I like it [practice], and I like what West Virginia is doing," Robinson said of the Mountaineers' workout. "I first learned about WVU through their media guide, and I've talked with Coach Hand and Coach Trickett on the phone. I've heard that if you can get through one of Coach Trickett's practices, you can get through anything."

With WVU already having commitments from several linemen, they are looking to put the final cap on their class with one, and possibly two, more commitments. As the Mountaineers staff looks to increase their size and strength up front, they couldn't do much better than to secure a commitment from this talented Floridian.

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