Offers rolling in for Robinson
Georgia Stars guard Brandon Robinson entered the summer on the radar of
several high-major programs, but they wanted to see how he performed during the
July recruiting periods before deciding whether to offer him.
The 6-foot-5 combo guard played at a high level during the Peach Jam a couple
weeks ago, leading his team to victories in all three pool play games before
losing in the quarterfinals. His strong play continued this past weekend in
Panama City, Fla. where his team lost in the championship game.
"We did pretty well in Florida," Robinson said. "We lost to Team Thad in the
championship game. I didn't play as well as I did at the Peach Jam, but I still
played well. The Peach Jam was the best I've played in any tournament this whole
season. I think it was just the stage that brought the best out of me."
Since the Peach Jam, Robinson has added offers from Tennessee,
phone calls expressing interest in the Georgia native.
Florida State spends a lot of time recruiting in Georgia in large part due to
having Charlton Young on staff as an assistant coach, who had previous
stints as head coach at Georgia Southern and as an assistant coach at Georgia
Tech. Robinson's relationship with Young goes all the way back to Young's time
as Yellow Jackets assistant.
"I like Florida State a lot. I like Coach Hamilton and Coach CY a lot. I've
built a great relationship with them. I've known CY since when I used to go to
basketball camps at Georgia Tech when he was coaching there."
Maryland also recently added a former Georgia Tech assistant coach to their
coaching staff in Cliff Warren. The Terrapins recruit the Peach State
regularly and have Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter and former
Shiloh High School star Trayvon Reed set to join the program this
"They have a great coaching staff. I like what they are trying to do and the
direction they are heading in. They have recruited a lot of kids from Georgia
and they have Robert Carter coming in as a transfer this year."
Robinson's most recent offer comes from the in-state Georgia Bulldogs. Head
strong impression on him early on.
"It's a good school. It's close to home, but it's not too close to home. Coach
Fox and coach Hayes have been recruiting me. They are both great guys and they
have said they like my game and how I can affect the game in so many ways."
With the new offers and interest coming in, Robinson plans to get out this fall
and make visits to some of the schools recruiting him.
"I'm probably going to be taking a lot of visits to football games this year. I
know I'm going to the Clemson game at Georgia. I'm going to go to
Florida State game and an Alabama game too."
Although early, Robinson admits one school stands out above the others at this
point in time.
"The school that I like the most right now is Florida State, but I'm still open
to all schools."
Don't expect a decision out of Robinson any time soon. His current plan gives
schools plenty of time to fight for his signature in the 2016 class.
"I talked to my dad about it the other day and I want to commit on my birthday
during my senior and that's in December. I'm not really concerned about the
players each has had or how many national championships they've won in the past
because I feel you have to put in work yourself and put in the time if you want
to win and make it to the NBA. For me, it's just going to be whatever school
fits the best for me and not about what other people think or what players have
went there. My parents want me to stay close to him, but it doesn't really
matter to me."
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