Northwestern (Rock Hill, SC) cornerback Jamie Robinson narrowed his list to Florida State and Virginia Tech shortly before this weekend’s official visit to Blacksburg. Robinson discussed how the experience was on this very important trip.
“I enjoyed it,” Robinson said of his experience at Tech. “Cory Holt was my host. He seemed like a nice guy.”
Robinson had stated previously that comfort level with the players is a big part of his decision making process. How did he feel about Tech’s players?
“I felt pretty comfortable around their players,” Robinson said. “It’s like a family atmosphere up there. The relationship between the coaches and the players makes it seem like a family up there.”
How does that compare with Florida State?
“FSU is about the same,” Robinson said. “There is a little more of a family atmosphere up there [at Virginia Tech] though.”
The next step for the talented 6-1, 185-pound cornerback is to make his decision. With Signing Day only a few days away, a decision could come at any time.
“It’ll probably be around Signing Day,” Robinson said of his final decision. “It is possible I might make a decision before then. At this point, there is not a lot separating these schools. I just need to sit down and think about everything.”
In closing, I asked Robinson what advantages each school may have over the other.
“The positive things FSU has is that I have liked them growing up,” Robinson said. “Also, when I went down there on my official visit, I really bonded with my host Lawrence Timmons. Me and him got along really well.
“The advantages Virginia Tech has is that it’s more convenient because it’s a lot closer to home. I also think I’d have a better chance to go in there and get some playing time than I would at Florida State.”
When asked if either school had an edge in terms of comfort level, Robinson replied “I’d say they are a draw with that.”
Needless to say, this one is going to be close. Virginia Tech’s coaches have done all they can to put Tech in a great position, but we’ll just have to see what happens.
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