Big-Time LB Joins ‘Hoos

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UVa received a commitment from another top player in the state of New Jersey. Salem High School inside linebacker Lamont Robinson chose UVa over offers from Miami, Michigan, and Ohio State among others. He has received a total of 26 official scholarship offers.

“Yes sir, I committed this morning,” Robinson said. “I felt totally comfortable at UVa. Everything was perfect when I went down there for my visit. I have developed a great relationship with Coach Golden and Coach Mike Groh, and the few times I’ve talked to Coach Al Groh have been great. The love they showed me throughout was the love I got when I called this morning. I talked to pretty much the whole staff. They were excited and telling me they were happy I was a part of their program.

“Also, the class is setting up to be something special, so I didn’t want to wait too long and miss out. It’s not that the class is filling up, it’s the caliber of players they are getting, and I wanted to be a part of that. Virginia just seems like a complete fit for me.”

Robinson has been thinking about UVa since his unofficial visit earlier this Spring.

“Ever since I left UVa in April, they have been my number one school,” Robinson said. “Every other visit I took, that school had to beat out UVa.”

Though he realizes schools may not stop recruiting him, Robinson feels keeping his commitment will be easy to do. He didn’t leave out the possibility of visiting other programs, however.

“The way I feel about UVa, I don’t think it’ll be tough at all,” Robinson said when asked if it will be tough to keep his commitment if other programs continue to recruit him. “Virginia has everything I could possibly want. In terms of visits, I know I’ll go down to UVa for a few games. They will be my first visit and then I’ll decide after that if I will take more or if I’m done with them. I’ve never really traveled anywhere, and the opportunity to travel different places for free might be a little tempting. But even if I do take some visits, I still think it would be easy to stick with Virginia. I’m more than sure that’s where I want to go. My parents love it…everyone loves it.”

Robinson, a 6-2, 225 pound prospect, has been a varsity football performer since his freshman year. He has been voted captain since his sophomore year. As a junior last season, Robinson

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