May 17, 2008

Rebels eyeing speedy FL cornerback

Ole Miss recruiting coordinator Chris Vaughn has been busy on the recruiting trail and earlier this week stopped by Lauderhill, Fla. to visit Plantation High School cornerback prospect Josh Robinson.

"He was telling me how they (Ole Miss) are interested in me and that they'll be recruiting me," Robinson said on Thursday. "Coach Vaughn seemed real nice and I'm really looking forward to getting to know him better. He told me that they are transitioning at Ole Miss and that they'll be the same as they were at Arkansas, only in different uniforms."

Robinson, a 5-foot-10, 178 pound athlete with 4.4 speed already has a host of offers including Auburn, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, Purdue, South Florida, and Central Florida.

He received his offer from Ole Miss early last month.

"I know that coach (Houston) Nutt and his staff is at Ole Miss now," Robinson said. "I think it was a good change for Ole Miss - Arkansas had a great season last year."

Robinson calls himself wide open when it comes to schools and says he's interested in any school that is currently recruiting him.

However, Robinson did say that Indiana, Central Florida, Southern Florida, Troy and Boston College could have an early edge. Boston College hasn't offered at this point, but have been evaluating him and he feels an offer is forthcoming soon.

Robinson said didn't attend any junior days this spring, but intends to have a full schedule this summer when it comes to participating in summer camps.

"I'm going to a lot of camps in a short period," he said. "I want to try to get to all of those schools that have offered me. I have one week where I can't camp because of a religious retreat, but other than that, I'm going to make it to as many camps as I can."

He's not firmed up attendance at Ole Miss' camp, but said he'd like to attend the camp if his schedule permits.

One thing that will impact Robinson when he decides to make a decision is a school's depth chart.

While he didn't outline exactly how the depth chart has to look, he said that early playing time and an opportunity to play will be important.

In addition to excelling on the football field, Robinson runs the 100, 200 and 4x100 events in track and runs them at a high level. He has been clocked at a 10.52 in the 100 and a 21.1 in the 200 so far this season.

Academically, Robinson said he's already scored an 18 on the ACT, but has some work to do in the classroom with a 2.2 GPA.

"I'm working hard to pull that up to at least a 2.5 where I can qualify."

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