October 3, 2011
Robinette closing in on offer?
With the high school football season past the midway point, there are plenty of senior prospects around Ohio that are having big years. One such player is Bexley (Ohio) wide receiver/safety Jalen Robinette. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound prospect plays quarterback for his high school team and he has led the Lions to a surprising 4-2 start on the season. Robinette holds a handful of offers at the moment and more schools are joining the mix on a weekly basis.
"I have four offers so far," said Robinette. "Ohio U., Bowling Green, Air Force, and Fordham. Mainly some Big Ten schools are still looking at me, they're just waiting to see some more film. Purdue has showed a lot of interest and Ball State has shown a lot of interest and Kentucky said they want to see more film."
Kent State is another program that has shown heavy interest in Robinette and Flashes linebacker coach Marcus Freeman has been keeping in touch with the big, athletic playmaker.
"(Coach Freeman) called me actually about two weeks ago and just wanted to know how my season was going," he said. "They said they would contact me later in the season and hopefully get me to visit up there. They just wanted to call and see how I was doing and just to have me keep them in my head."
Right now a few schools are standing out to Robinette but he says his list is fluid if new offers were to come in.
"Cincinnati is probably my favorite, I just like that school," he said. "I like Ohio U., I like their campus and everything and it's pretty close and I like Purdue too. It's going to be a hard decision to make if I get more offers. I'm not really picky so it's going to be hard to narrow it down."
Robinette remains focused on his senior season and because of that, he likely won't schedule any official visits until after his season is complete.
"Visit wise, I might get up to Purdue again and I might be going to Ohio U.," Robinette said. "I probably won't get out (on official visits) until after the season."
Many seniors in Robinette's position may hold out to see what offers come in but Robinette isn't the type that wants to wait things out until Signing Day.
"It's going to be before Signing Day because I don't want to wait that long," Robinette said of his decision. "It's not going to be real late."
As Robinette starts to take some visits, there are a few criteria he will be looking for while checking out the schools that are recruiting him.
"I want to go somewhere that isn't out in the middle of nowhere and has life on the campus," he said. "I like a school with good academics and just a friendly coaching staff, a staff that will take me in."
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