Visits Pending

"I'm excited to visit there," this recently transferred wide receiver said of West Virginia. "They have been in to visit me and they have offered me a scholarship."

That's the most recent update on talented wide receiver Melvin Robinson, who has switched form Annandale (Va.) High School to Gwynn Park High in Brandywine, Md. For his upcoming senior season. Although Robinson had a productive year at Annandale, he and his father, Melvin Waddy, both believe he will have the chance to play an even bigger role in Gwynn Park's offense which is more freewheeling than the one featured at his old school.

"I could play some other positions, and I wanted to play in a different offense," Robinson said of the switch. "I'll get to play some defense too, and I have already been doing that in seven-on-seven this summer. We're playing in the Towson league, and I have enjoyed that.

Robinson's future in college likely lies on offense, however, where he can use his six foot, three inch frame to good advantage as an outside pass catcher. He has well-developed pass-catching skills, and lists "getting to the ball and coming back to the ball" among his strengths. As a junior, he caught 30 passes for more than 600 yards and five scores, and believes that in Gwynn Park's offense he has the chance to improve those numbers as a senior.

"Right now, I'd say I will play on offense [in college] but it could be defense," he said. "It doesn't matter whether I'm in the slot or out wide. I don't have a preference on where I line up."

As his senior season progresses, it's likely that list of schools that are interested in his services lengthens. West Virginia is still the only school to offer to date, but Virginia, Tech, Maryland and Rutgers are also showing interest. He still has to put together a visit itinerary, which he hopes to do sometime this month.

"I haven't visited West Virginia yet, but I am excited to visit there. Coach Stewart and Coach Beatty came to my school to see me, and I want to see what everything is like there. I'm also trying to get to Virginia Tech and Maryland. I might be able to do that over the summer. I have to call and get that set up"

Even if he does get those trips in before the start of the season, Robinson doesn't plan on an early commitment at this point. He will likely take official visits during the season and make his decision when his high school career is complete.

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