September 10, 2008

Talented 2010 DB has BC offer

Eagle Lake (Fla.) Lake Region safety Marvin Robinson figures to be one of Florida's top prospects in the Class of 2010. It's always tough to beat out the 'Big Three' in the recruiting wars, but Robinson is taking a hard look at some out of state schools.

One school he plans on entertaining interest from is Boston College. The 6-foot-1, 190 pound safety doesn't yet know much about the Eagles, but he plans on changing that.

"I haven't really talked to Boston College but they've been sending me letters and stuff," Robinson said. "I don't know too much about them but I want to learn more. I know they're looking at me and they have a good program, so I want to find out more. I'll just have to wait and see what they have to say."

With offers from Boston College, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, USC, Tennessee and UCLA among others, Robinson's recruitment has already gone national.

He will have a lot to sort out in the coming months, but for now he's focused on his junior year.

"We played our first game on Friday," he explained. "We lost 22-7 but I had an interception and returned it about 50 yards. I feel like I played pretty good."

While the Boston College coaches have not yet called Robinson, he has spoken to coaches from three schools recruiting him.

"I recently talked to Coach Rod Smith from Michigan," he said. "Michigan's been sending me a lot of stuff recently. I talked to Coach (Charlie) Strong from Florida and Coach Taver (Johnson) from Ohio State. That's about it for actually talking to coaches."

Robinson said most schools, including Boston College, are recruiting him as a defensive back, while schools like Florida and Ohio State want to give him a look at wide receiver. He does not have a position preference, but said playing time will be a priority when he makes his decision.

Robinson was planning on attending the the Florida-Miami game on Saturday. He said he will give consideration to Florida State and Miami, in addition to the Gators, but that he would also give equal attention to out of state programs.

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