December 2, 2008

Top Memphis DB thinking about visits

One of Memphis' top defensive backs in the class of 2009 is Whitehaven High School's Gene Robinson. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound prospect has received offers from all over the southeast and with his season coming to a premature ending in the playoffs, Robinson is now devoting more of his time to the recruiting trail.

One of Robinson's most recent stops was at the Iron Bowl for the Alabama-Auburn game last weekend.

"It was nice," Robinson said of the game. "It was a nice win for Alabama. I had never been in such an atmosphere. Just the noise and the excitement the fans have is great and there is only one color."

Alabama is one of many schools still talking heavily to Robinson. Joining the Crimson Tide are schools such as North Carolina, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Southern Miss and Colorado. Monday night, Robinson had an in-home visit with Coach Randy Sanders from Kentucky.

"Everybody's together," Robinson said of his favorites. "I'm not even sure what my next move is. I know it's getting to crunch time but that's why I'm waiting on these visits. I have three visits scheduled: Alabama, North Carolina and Kentucky right now. I don't know the exact dates but they'll be in January."

Currently, Robinson is spending most of his time just lifting and working out and entertaining coaches on visits to school and his home. As successful as he was on the field this past season, Robinson deserves the time off.

"I had a magnificent year," he said. "I was balling. I had like five blocked punts and blocked field goals. I blocked a field goal to send us into overtime in our playoff game. I had three interceptions and they were throwing away from me. I put one player out for the whole game."

With visits still set to take, Robinson does not have a date set for his decision and with interest continuing to be heavy, he will certainly have a lot to think about.


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